Veronica OOicinalis.—This is one of the commonest and prettiest of the wild plants of Britain. It grows in dry pastures and on heaths. Its stalks are about 6 or 8 inches high. The leaves are short and oval. The stalks trail on the ground only rising at the upper parts. The leaves are of a pale green col­our, a little hairy, and dented at the edges; the flowers are small and blue; they grow in slender spikes, arising from the bosoms of the leaves. The root is small and fibrous. The whole herb is used, and it is best fresh. An infusion taken freely works by urine, and opens all obstructions; it pro­motes the menses. It is good against obstruction of the lungs, and is an excellent cleanser of the blood. It removes blotches, and cutaneous eruptions.
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