Cochlearia - Scurvy-grass, Spoonwort, Spoongrass
- Cochlearia officinalis

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HERBE AUX CUILLERS ou COCHLEARIA, se plaît dans une terre humide & en belle exposition: on la multiplie de semences en Mars.

Cette plante est fort estimée dans le scorbut & pour les maladies de gencives: obstructions du foie & du mésentere. On l’employie par poignées dans les bouillons & dans les tisanes. On tire un esprit de cette plante, qui est très-pénétrant; on l’ordonne jusqu’à un scruple dans quelque liqueur convenable. La décoction légere de cette plante sert dans les gargaismes pour le scorbut & dans les maux de gorge.

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SCURVY-GRASS or SPOONWORT, thrives in damp soil & in good exposure: it is multiplied by seeds in March.

This plant is highly esteemed in scurvy & for gum disease: obstructions of the liver & mesentery. It is used by handfuls in broths & herbal teas. A spirit is drawn from this plant, which is very penetrating; it is appropriate as a scruple [24 grains] in some suitable liquor. A light decoction of this plant is used in a gargle for scurvy & in sore throats.


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