Mattioli’s Dioscorides illustrated by Cibo (Discorsi by Mattioli and Cibo)

Mattioli’s Dioscorides illustrated by Cibo (Discorsi by Mattioli and Cibo) Hemerocallis, (Hemerocallis) ff. 79v-80
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Hemerocallis, (Hemerocallis) ff. 79v-80

Hemerocallis, i.e. daylily / The daylily has a leek-green stem and leaves similar to the lily. It produces three or four flowers, each at the end of its own stem, sectioned like those of the lily and quite pale when they start to bloom. / Its roots are large and bulbous, and if ground and drunk or put on a woolen wad, it helps expel the liquid accumulated in the uterus and menstruation. / Its ground leaves reduce breast inflammation after giving birth, and inflammation of the eyes. Its leaves and roots are also applied over burns.

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