A common wild plant in our meadows. It grows s inches high, stalk round, not very upright; the principal leaves rise immediately from the root, they stand three together on long foot-stalks, and are of an oval figure, bat pointed; of a pale green colour, and a little hairy, having a white spot in the centre of each. The leaves on the stalks have the same form, but arc less. The flowers stand at the tops, in short thick spikes; they are small and red, followed by little flat pods.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Trefoil:
The fresh flowers are fresh used, and given in infusion. They are good against the bleeding piles; and while they are balsamic and astringent in the bowels, they work beneficially by urine.
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