Agreste Gith. A tall and beautiful plant, wild in corn-fields, with red flowers. It grows two feet high; the stalk is single, slender, round, hairy, firm, and very erect. The leaves stand two at a joint, not numerous; they are long, narrow, hairy, and of a bright green colour, the flowers stand singly, one at the top of each branch, ólarge, and of a beautiful red. They have a beautiful cup, composed of five narrow hairy leaves much longer than the flower.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Corn Cockle:

The seeds are used; they promote urine, the menses, and all obstructions, and are good in dropsy and jaundice. The best way is to give them in powder, made into an electuary, to be taken for some time; for the medicines, whose virtues are against chronic disease, do not take effect at once.
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This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.

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