Periclymenos. It is so well known as to forbid description. It is known also by the names of Woodbine, Meadow Trefoil.
Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Honeysuckle:
A decoction of the leaves removes obstructions of the liver and spleen; and is a good gargle for sore throats. It promotes urine. The seed and flowers boiled in water, made into a poultice, with a little oil, and applied, cures hard swellings and imposthumes. The juice dropped into the eyes, is a familiar medicine, to take away specks, etcetera.
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