Camelina Sativa. It is a pretty plant growing in some parts of England, and easily known by its numerous seed vessels. It grows two feet high; the stalk is round, thick, erect, having many erect branches at the top. The leaves are long, not very broad, of a pale green, few and irregular, indented, and encircle the stalk at the base. The flowers are small and white. The seed vessels, short and roundish, and they appear in great quantities, resembling a spike to the very top of the branches.


Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Gold of Pleasure:

The fresh tops of the plant should be used before the flowers are gone. The flowers make an excellent poultice for inflamed parts. An infusion of the fresh tops sweetened with honey, is excellent for sore throats, and ulceration of the mouth. From the seed a great quantity of oil may be expressed; and probably the plant would pay for cultivation, on account of its great yield of oil. The oil is pleasant, well-tasted; and it makes an excellent rubefacient.

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