The leaves of Mallows are good against the stinging of Scorpions, Bees, Wasps, and such like: and if a man be first anointed with the leaves stamped with a little oil, he shall not be stung at all, as Dioscorides saith.

The decoction of mallows with their roots drunken are good against all venom and poison, if it be incontinently taken after the poison, so that it be vomited up again.

The leaves of mallows boiled till they be soft and applied, do mollify tumors and hard swellings of the mother, if they do withal sit over the fume thereof, and bathe themselves therewith.

The decoction used in clysters is good against the roughness and fretting of the guts, bladder, and fundament....

The root of Marsh mallows, the leaves of common Mallows, and the leaves of Violets, boiled in water until they be very soft, and that little water that is left drained away, stamped in a stone mortar, adding thereto a certain quantity of Fenugreek, and Linseed in powder: the root of the black Bryony, and some good quantity of Barrows grease, stamped all together to the form of a poultice, and applied very warm, mollify and soften Apostumes and hard swellings, swellings in the joints, and sores of the mother: it consumeth all cold tumors, blastings, and windy outgrowings; it cureth the rifts of the fundament; it comforteth, defendeth, and preserveth dangerous green wounds from any manner of accidents that may happen thereto, it helpeth digestion in them, and bringeth old ulcers to maturity.

Gerard, p. 932, 935.

Köhler, 42. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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