Serpyllun.A common wild plant, very pretty and fragrant. It grows in little tufts by waysides, and on dry hillocks; the stalks are round, slender, reddish, six or eight inches long. Leaves, very small, of an oval figure; they grow two at each joint, are smooth, and of a bright green. The flowers are of a pale red, in little tufts at the top of the stalks; the plant has a fragrant smell, and an aromatic and agreeable taste.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Mother of Thyme:

In nervous cases, it is a better medicine than most that are used. An infusion of the fresh plant may be used; the taste is agreeable, and if there be perseverance in the use, nervous disorders will be cured. The infusion drank before going to bed will effectually prevent nightmare.

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