Aquilegia Vulgaris.—These are well known, growing almost in every garden.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Columbines:
The leaves of Columbines are commonly used in lotions with good success for sore mouths and throats. Tragus says, that a drachm of the seed taken in wine, with a little saffron, opens obstructions of the liver, and is good for the yellow jaundice, if the party after taking it, sweat well in bed. The Spaniards used to eat the root
in a morning fasting, many days together, to cure gravel, and other diseases of the kidneys.
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