FURZE, or WHIN.
Ulex Europaeus. It is one of the most common of all plants on heaths, and moors. The flowers are very beautiful. Linnaeus almost idolized the flower. Some call it Furze, others Gorse, and Whin. It is well known.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Furze:
The virtues are the same as those of the Broom, but in a less degree. A decoction made with the flowers has been found effectual against the jaundice, and to promote urine, and cleanse the kidneys from gravel or stone.
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