Lilium Album Hortense.—This is a well known garden flower, needing no description.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Lilly:
—This plant is good in pestilential fevers, the roots being bruised and boiled in wine, and the decoction drank; for it expels the venom to the exterior parts of the body. The juice being mixed with barley-meal, baked, and eaten for ordinary bread, is an excellent c cure for dropsy. An ointment made from the root a and lard is good for scald heads and for cleansing ulcers. The root roasted, and mixed with a little lard makes a gallant poultice to ripen and break plague-sores. The ointment will cure burnings and scaldings without a scar and trimly deck a blank place with hair.
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