Batman vppon Bartholome his booke De proprietatibus rerum, newly corrected, enlarged and amended: with such additions as are requisite, vnto euery seuerall booke: taken foorth of the most approued authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all estates, as well for the benefite of the mind as the bodie. 1582.
Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th cent., Trevisa, John, d. 1402., Batman, Stephen, d. 1584.

¶Of Papauerd. cap. 128.

POpie is called Popauet, and is a slée∣pie hearbe, and maketh sicke men to sléepe: and is double, common & wilde. Thereof commeth iuyce that Phisitions asOpium or Oplo. Of the common, some is white, and that is colde and moyst: and some is blacke and that is colde and drie: and some is redde.

And this diuersitie of kinde, is knowen by flowres, white, Purple, red or whi∣tish. And they haue greate hands, as Pomegranards: and therein is the saide closed, and the seede is vnctuous, & there∣of is Oyle made, that is good so diuers vses. Of the iuyce of the leaues and of Page  313 the head thereof Opium is made, that maketh them sléepe that haue the Fea∣uers, and shall be giuen wisely and wa∣rely, for it is soone stopping, and cooling, and slaieng, and namely blacke popie is good & wholsome in medicines, as Plat. and Plin. saith, and Diosc. meaneth.

(*There be 3. sortes of Poppie, the blacke, the white, and the common Po∣pie, which is smallest: all Popies bée cold & dry, almost to the 4. degree, a pro∣uoker to sléepe, &c.)