UMass Amherst
Robert Lovell

Pambotanologia. Sive Enchiridion botanicum. Or a compleat herball containing the summe of what hath hitherto been published either by ancient or moderne authors both Galenicall chymicall, touching trees, shrubs, plants, fruits, flowers, &c.
Oxford, Printed by William Hall for Ric. Davis, 1659.
42 p. l., 671, [1] p. 14 cm.

Call no.: QK41 .L6 1659

Though not illustrated, Robert Lovell's (1630-1690) Compleat Herball is a typical early modern work, providing details on the appearance, occurrence, and application of plants of medicinal value. Recognizing the increasing importance of plants and drugs streaming in to England from the colonies, Lovell distinguished foreign from native plants with an asterisk.

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the onion "All onions are sharp, and move teares by the smell. They are hot and dry 4o, yet not so hot as garlick. . . Onions doe bite, attenuate, and cause driness: being boiled, they lose their sharpnesse, especially if the water be changed; yet they attenuate, break winde, and provoke urine..."

index Entries in the index for "Wind, to expel"