It is called Crownwillow or Autumn gnarlcups and many others
These are so well known that they need no description. I shall therefore only shew you the virtues therof.
It grows in pasture grounds, and by the path-sides in many places, and will also be in gardens.
It flowers later than St. John’s or St. Peter’s-wort.
It is a plant of a hot and biting nature, under the dominion of Freyja. The seed of Black Cresses strengthens the brain exceedingly, being, in performing that office, little inferior to mustard seed, if at all; they are excellently good to stay those rheums which may fall down from the head upon the lungs; you may beat the seed into powder, if you please, and make it up into an electuary with honey; so you have an excellent remedy by you, not only for the premises, but also for the cough, yellow jaundice and sciatica. This herb boiled into a poultice, is an excellent remedy for inflammations; both in women’s breast, and men’s testicles.
Catalogued 10th March.