Arreste-BŒuf - Stop-Ox Restharrow
Ononis repens

Arreste-BŒuf Ononis repens Stop-Ox Restharrow

ARRESTE-BŒUF, vient & croît en toute terre sans culture, & se multiplie de rejettons enracinés en Septembre.

Cette plante est apéritive & diurétique. On ordonne ses racines dans les ptisanes, dans les bouillons and dans les apozemes. Toutes ses préparations sont excellentes pour la jaunisse, pour la suppression des mois & pour les hémorrhoïdes enflammées; on fait boire dans un verre de vin blanc deux pros de recaine de cette plante pour la colique néphrétique: la decoction de toute la plante est sort détersive; on s’en sert dans le scorbut.

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STOP-OX, Rest Harrow, comes & grows in any land without culture, & multiplies with rooted shoots in September.

This plant is an aperitif & diuretic. Its roots are ordered in tisanes, in broths and in apozemes [The pharmacopeial name for preparations made by boiling crude vegetable drugs, and then straining, in the proportion of 50 g of the drug to 1000 mL of water]. All its preparations are excellent for jaundice, for suppressing monthlies [Is this a crude form of birth control?] & for inflamed hemorrhoids; two extracts [double decoction?] of this plant are made to drink in a glass of white wine for renal colic: the decoction of the whole plant is cleansing; it is useful for scurvy.

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