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Synonym: Earth Smoke. Habitat: Roadsides, fields, gardens. Features: Stem weak, brittle, sometimes erect, sometimes trailing, six to twelve inches long. Leaves alternate, twice pinnate, bluish-green. Flowers (May to November) reddish-rose, several on stalk. Part used: Herb. Action: Slightly tonic, diuretic, aperient. For stomach and liver disorders and minor skin blemishes. com ounce to 1 pint may be taken freely. GENTIAN. Gentiana lutea. O. Gentianaceae. Habitat: Grows abundantly throughout France, Spain, and large areas of Central Europe.

Action: Demulcent, diaphoretic. Included in formulae for coughs and feverish conditions generally. A 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion may be taken warm in wineglassful doses frequently. DILL. Peucedanum graveolens. O. Compositae. Synonym: Dill Fruit, Dill Seed, Eneldo. Habitat: Waste places ; also seen growing wild in gardens. Features: Stem erect, smooth, channeled, covered with exuded glaucous matter. Leaves alternate, twice pinnate. Flowers in June, terminal umbels. Fruits very small, compressed oval, marked on back in three ridges, with three dark lines (oil cells) between.

Features: Whole plant covered with silky hairs. Leaves rounded, about two inches across, nine blunt, serrate lobes, on long stalks. Greenish flowers, without petals, bloom in small clusters from forked stem. Astringent, saliva-drying taste. Part used: Herb. Action: Astringent, nervine, antispasmodic. In excessive menstruation and flooding, as well as spasmodic nervous complaints. Decoction of 1 ounce to 1 1/2 pints water simmered to 1 pint is used as an injection in the menstrual disorders. The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion may be taken internally in teacupful doses as required.

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