Soldanella. This has rather long and broad, large, and thick wrinkled leaves, a little crumpled about the edges, and growing upon a thick footstalk, very brittle, of a greyish green colour, from which rises up a strong thick stalk, two feet high, with leaves thereon to the top, where it branches forth much; and on every branch standeth a large bush of pale whitish flowers, consisting of four leaves a piece. Some of these plants have red flowers, shaped like a bell. They grow on the sea-coasts.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Coleworts:

The whole plant is to be gathered fresh when about flowering, and boiled in ale with nutmeg and cloves, and taken according to a person's strength. It is strongly purgative and sometimes promotes urine very beneficially. The bruised seed decocted, kills worms, and us very effectual in clap or gonorrhea.
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