Genista Luteola. The common kind grows bushy with many leaves, long, narrow, and flat upon the ground; of a dark bluish green colour, a little like Woad, but not so large, a little crumpled, and pointed, which so abide the first year; and the next year rise up from their round stalks, two or three feet high, beset with many such like leaves, but smaller, and shooting forth small branches, which bear many small yellow flowers, in a long spike at the top of them. The seed is small and black. The root is long, white, and thick. It flowers in June.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Wold:

Wold is said to be a good expectorant of phlegm; and to be a deobstruent in affections of the liver, etcetera. The bruised leaves are a good application to cuts, bruises; and mixed with lard to be a specific for scrofulous sores.

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