It grows on the tops of walls and houses.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Houseleek or Sengren:

It contains malic acid, in combination with lime, and is cooling, astringent, and diuretic. Its thick succulent leaves are sometimes applied to burns with success, stings of insects, ulcers, and inflammatory swellings, and to corns and bunions with good effect. A posset made with the juice of Houseleek is good in hot agues, for it cools the blood and spirits, and quenches thirst; it is good to stay hot and salt rheums in the eyes, the juice being dropped into them. It is good in Erysipelas, called St. Anthony's fire, and eases the pain of the gout. The juice takes away warts and corns, the skin and leaves being laid on them afterwards; applied to the temples and forehead, it eases the headache, and heat of the brain in frenzies, or through want of sleep.
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