—Sedum Acre. —It is a kind of House-Leek, growing upon stone walls, mud walls, the tiles of houses, and amongst rubbish, and gravelly places. It grows with trailing branches upon the ground, set with many thick, flat, roundish, whitish green leaves, pointed at the ends. The yellow flowers stand together, rather loosely. The roots arc small, and creep under the ground.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Stone-Crop:

—It is astringent, and good to stay de­fluxions, especially such as fall upon the eyes. It stops bleeding, both inward and outward, tends to cure cancers, and fret­ting sores and ulcers. It abates the heat of the bile, and pre­vents diseases arising from bilious humours. It expels poison, prevents fevers, and tertian agues, the decoction of it being used. It is so harmless an herb, you can scarcely use it amiss. The leaves bruised, and applied to scrofulous sores, and the piles, is an effectual cure.
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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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