Hollyhock (Askham)

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This is the entry for hollyhock from Askham's Herbal.


This herbe is called Holyhocke or the wyld Mallow, the vertu of this herbe is thus, take and stampe it and frye it with shepes talow & make a playster and laye it to the Goute & it shall helpe him within thre dayes by experiment all Juctors do saye and affirme that this herbe soden with Vineger & linsede, & a plaister made therof, and layde to the syde of any person, it departeth & helpeth yll gatheringes that be engendered in a mans body, this herbe groweth in gardens & moyst places.