It is also called Hart's tongue by some. From a black thready, and bushy root, arise long single leaves, indented on each side irregularly, and covered on the under part with small seeds. As they spring from the root, they are folded inward, so that the under part only appears; they appear more like some insect than a leaf. It grows on old walls, and is green all winter.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Spleenwort:

It is said to be binding and strengthening, and especially a cleanser of the spleen, removing strangury, stone in the bladder, the yellow jaundice, and the hiccup. Matthiolus says, that if a drachm of the dust that is on the back of the leaves be mixed with half a drachm of amber in powder, and taken with the juice of purslain or plantain, it restrains the running of reins and that the decoction of the herb cures melancholy diseases. Camerarius says that the distilled water drank, is very effectual against the stone.
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