The root of the garden Lily stamped with honey glueth together sinews that be cut in sunder. It consumeth or scoureth away the ulcers of the head called Achors, and likewise all scurviness of the beard and face.

The roots stamped with vinegar, the leaves of Henbane, or the meal of Barley, cureth the tumors and impostumes of the privy parts.  It bringeth the hair again upon places which have been burned or scalded, if it be mingled with oil or grease, and the place anointed therewith.

The same root roasted in the embers, and stamped with some leaven of Rye bread & hogs grease, breaketh pestilential botches. It ripeneth apostumes in the flanks, coming of venery and such like....

The root of a white Lily stamped and strained with wine, and given to drink for two or three days together, expelleth the poison of the pestilence, and causeth it to break forth in blisters in the outward part of the skin, according to the experience of a learned Gentleman Mr William Godorus, Sergeant Surgeon to the Queens Majesty....

Gerard, p. 191.

Achor: A scaly eruption in the hairy scalp, constituting the disease scald-head. Oxford English Dictionary

Elwes. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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