Chamomile is good against the Colic and stone, it provoketh urine, and is most singular in Clysters made against the foresaid diseases.

Oil of Chamomile is exceeding good against all manner of ache and pain, bruisings, shrinking of sinews, hardness, and cold swellings.

The decoction of Chamomile made in wine and drunk, is good against coldness in the stomach, for belchings, voideth wind, and mightily bringeth down the monthly courses....

The decoction made in white wine and drunk expelleth the dead child, and secondine or afterbirth speedily, and cleanseth those parts.

The herb boiled in posset ale and given to drink, easeth the pain of the chest coming of wind, expelleth tough and clammy phlegm, and helpeth children of the Ague.

The herb used in baths provoketh sweat, rarifieth the skin, and openeth the pores: briefly, it mitigateth gripings and gnawings of the belly, allayeth the pain of the sides, mollifieth hard swellings, and wasteth away raw and undigested humors.

The oil compounded of the flowers performeth the same, and is a remedy against all wearisomeness, being with good success mixed with all those things that are applied to mitigate pain.

Gerard, p. 756.

Köhler, 9. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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