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Adder's Tongue (OPHIOGLOSSUM VULGATUM)

It is given with good success unto those that are troubled with casting, vomiting, or bleeding at the mouth and nose, or otherwise downwards.
This herb has but one leaf which grows with the stalk a finger's length above the ground. Its appearance resembles the tongue of an adder serpent.

Medicinal virtues: The juice of the leaves drank with the distilled water of Horsetail, is a singular remedy of all manner of wounds in the breasts, bowels or other parts of the body. The said juice given in the distilled water of oaken buds, is very good for women who have their usual courses, or whites flowing down too abundantly. It helps sore eyes. Of the leaves infused or boiled in oil, omphacine, or unripe olives, set in the sun for certain days, or the green leaves sufficiently boiled in the said oil, is made an excellent green balsam, not only for green and fresh wounds, but also for old and inveterate ulcers. It also stayeth and refresheth all inflammations that arise upon pains by hurts and wounds.
Modern uses: Its main use is as a remedy for wounds, but it is not in general use these days. More popular today is the homoeopathic medicine Arnica which is taken for shock in drop doses or in tablet form, or St John's Wort which has an affinity for nerve endings and will alleviate pain. The tincture is available from herbalists. Adder's Tongue can be infused in oil to make an application for burns, ulcers and cuts.

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ADDER'S TONGUE

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