It is in vain to describe a plant so well known. It is some­times called Gilliver.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Gilliflower:


They are gallant, fine, temperate flowers, yea, so temperate, that no excess, neither in heat, cold, dryness, nor moisture, can be perceived in them; they are great strengtheners both of the brain and heart, and will there­fore serve either for cordials or cephalics, as your occasion will serve. There is both a syrup and a conserve made of them. To take now and then a little of either, strengthens nature much in such as are in consumptions. They are good in hot pestilential fevers, and expel poison. One ounce of the flow­ers, in one pint of boiling water constitutes the infusion. For the Syrup, flowers, 1 ounce, boiling water, 4 ounces, refined sugar, half a pound. Let the flowers infuse half-a-day; then very gently boil down to one-fourth the quantity. The vine­gar of cloves is a cephalic, the smell removing headache, sickness, etcetera. It is an excellent deodoriser for sick rooms. It is made by merely steeping one ounce of petals in a pint of best vinegar for 14 days.
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