Insatis Tinctoria. A plant cultivated in fields, for the use of dyers.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Woad:
The herb is so astringent that it is not fit to be given inwardly. An ointment made thereof staunches bleeding. A plaster made of it, and applied to the region of the spleen which lies on the left side, takes away its hardness and pains. The ointment is good in such ulcers as abound with moisture, for it takes away corroding and fretting humours. It cools inflammations, quenches St. Anthony's fire, and stays defluction of the blood to any part of the body.
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