Sison Segetum. A common plant in cornfields and dry places. It has pretty leaves, and little umbels of white flowers. From the root arise six or more leaves, which are beautifully spread on the ground. The stalks do not appear till the end of summer, and by that time the leaves decay, so that they are not known to belong to it. These leaves are eight inches long, and nearly two inches broad. Each is composed of a double row of smaller leaves, on a common rib with an odd leaf at the end; they are nicely indented, and of a fresh green colour. The stalk is two feet high, upright, round, hollow, not very firm, and branched at the top.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Honewort:

Its name is derived from its virtues. In some parts painful swellings are called hones, and the herb from its efficacy in curing them, has received the name of hone-herb, or honewort. The leaves are to be used, fresh gathered,and reduced in a mortar to a kind of paste. Applied to red and painful swellings, it is effectual in dispersing them. Some say it is good for scrofula.
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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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