Ribes Grossularia. It is well known.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Gooseberry:
The fruit is most wholesome. The berries are aperient, and the seeds add to this property, by their mechanical action upon the bowels. The green berries being scalded, or baked, are good to stir up a fainting or decayed appetite, especially in persons afflicted by choleric humours. The decoction of the leaves cool hot swellings and inflammations, and St. Anthony's fire. The ripe gooseberries are an excellent remedy to allay the violent heat of the stomach and liver. The young tender leaves expel the gravel both from the kidneys and bladder.
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