Dipsacus Sylvestris.—It is well known, and needs no description. The root is used; it is bitter, and given in infusion strengthens the stomach, and creates an appetite. It removes obstructions of the liver, and the jaundice. The juice diluted with water is said to take away freckles. The same also, or the distilled water dropped into the eyes, removes inflammation, and improves the sight. The juice is said to take away warts and wens.
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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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