Berle - Water Parsnip
- Berula erecta

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BERLE, ne demande pas grande culture, veut une terre grasse & à l’ombre, se multiplie de semences & de plant enraciné en Mars.

On se sert de cette plante pour purifier de sang, & pour emporter les obstructions des visceres. On s’en sert utilement dans le scorbut, la suppression d’urine & des mois, en forme d’apozemes; & dans les bouillons apéritifs, par poignée.


BERLE, does not require large cultivation, wants loam & shade, multiplies from seeds & rooted plant in March.

This plant is used to purify blood, and to remove obstructions from the viscera. It is used in scurvy, urine suppression & menses, in the form of decoctions; & in aperitif broths, by the handful.


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