is useless here. They belong to the genus Brassicae. As an article of diet they are wholesome and nutritious; but not very suitable for persons who have weak digestion.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Cabbages and Colworts:

Cabbages or Coleworts boiled in broth open the body. The juice mixed with honey is good for hoarseness, or loss of the voice, and for those troubled with Asthma. The often eating of them well boiled is good for those that are entering into a consumption. The juice boiled with honey, and dropped into the corners of the eyes, clears the sight, by consuming any film beginning to dim it The decoction of Coleworts allays the swellings of sore and gouty legs and knees, wherein many gross and watery humors are fallen, the place being bathed therewith warm. Colewort stalks mixed with old hog's grease, are very effectual to anoint the sides of those who have had pains long therein. Cabbages are very windy: but Colewort flowers are more tolerable, and the more wholesome food of the two. A red Cabbage leaf placed on the side is effectual in removing pains, stitches, etcetera.
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