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CALAMINT(CALAMINTHA ASCENDENS), (MELISSA CALAMINTA)
Diaphoretic, expectorant, aromatic. The whole herb has a sweet, aromatic odour and an infusion of the dried leaves, makes a pleasant cordial tea, which was formerly much taken for weaknesses of the stomach and flatulent colic. It is useful in hysterical complaints, and a conserve made of the young fresh tops has been used, for this purpose.
The decoction of the herb bringeth down women's courses and provoketh
urine. It is profitable for those that have ruptures or troubled with
convulsions or cramps, with shortness of breath, or choleric torrnents and
pains in their bellies or stomach. It helpeth those with yellow jaundice
and, taken in wine, it stayeth vomiting. It helpeth such as have the leprosy
and it hindereth conception in women.
It should not be taken in