Red Saunders

The Indians do use the decoction made in water, against hot burning agues, and the overmuch flowing of the menses, Erysipelas, the gout, and all inflammations, especially if it be mixed with the juice of Night-Shade, Houseleek, or Purslane.

Red Saunders have an astrictive and strengthening faculty, but are not cordial as the other two [white and yellow saunders], they are used in divers medicine and meats both for their faculty and pleasing red color which they give to them.

Gerard, p. 1586.

Köhler, 176. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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