Of Malua. cap. 107.
MAlua the Hocke is a soft hearb, and hath that name Malua of Mollien∣do aluum, Softning the wombe, as Isi∣dore saith, libr. 17. And he saith, and Pli∣nius also, that he that is balmed with the iuyce thereof meddeled with Oyle, may not be greeued with stinging of Bées. Also members balmed with the iuyce of Hockes, bée not bitten of Spiders, nor stong of Scorpions, as Plinius sayeth. Of Hocke is double kinde, the lesse and the more, that is called Altea. And ey∣ther hearbe is moist and temperate be∣twéene hot and colde, as it is sayd in Di∣etis. And that is knowen by vertue and working thereof. For it tempereth and ripeth Postumes, & namely the roote and séed thereof.
The broath thereof helpeth against flure of bloud, & hath somewhat of glea∣minesse: and tempereth thicke humour of the reines, if it be dronke with wine, and breaketh the stone, and softneth hardnesse of the splene.
The broath therof maketh sléep, if the face be washed therewith, and the vtter parts of the body. The broth of the séede thereof helpeth Tisicke men: and helpeth against the cough. The seed therof sod in Oile, tempereth hardnesse, and softneth, & cleanseth, and ripeth, as it is sayde in Plateario.
(*The holy hocke, or gardeine mal∣low, also the wild Mallow, and the small Mallowe. There is also Althea, ye marsh Mallow. Of their properties reade Ma∣theolus, D. Turnar, and Dodoneus.)