WiÞ hrostan hu he missenlice on mon becume 7 hu his mon tilian scyle. Se hrosta
hæfÞ manigfealdne tocyme swa
Þa spatl beoÞ
missenlicu. Hwilum cymÞ
of ungemetmæstre hæto. Hwilum of ungemæstum cyle. Hwilum of ungemæstere drignesse.
genim wiÞ hrostan 7 wiÞ angbreoste slarian godne dæl do bollan
fulne wines to bewyl Þriddan dæl on Þat wyrte supe on niht festig.
Against cough, how many ways it comes upon one, and how one should treat it. Coughing has many causes, as the spittles are various. Sometimes it comes from immoderate heat, sometimes from immoderate cold, sometimes from immoderate dryness. …
Again [against cough] , take against host and against breast anguish, a good portion of slary add a bowl full of wine, boil away a third part on the wort; let the patient sup it at night fasting.
Many plants have
been used in past and present times for medicinal purposes, and as
one of the focuses of Wyrtig is the history of gardening, these uses
are discussed here. However, common sense
requires that you consult your family physician or other
health care provider before using any plant materials for medicinal
purposes. The old saying that "A doctor who treats him- (or her-)
self has a fool for a patient" is no less true in herbal medicine
than in any other branch of the healing sciences. Herbal remedies
should not be used by the uninformed; medical advice should be
sought before using any herbal remedy.