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 Plantagine. chap. 129.

WEy bread is called Plantago, & is a colde hearb, and is called Arno∣glossa in Gréeke, that is to say, ye lambes tongue, as Isid. saith li. 17. For ye leaues therof be plain, & some deale sinewie, as the tongue, and be euenlong with round∣nesse. In the middle thereof riseth and springeth one stalke that is strong with corners, and in the top thereof the séede is gathered, & is in the shape of a mate: & the miter of ye chiefe priest was shapē to ye lykenes of this hearb, as ye Master saith in his story super Exo. And name∣ly this accordeth to medicine, for it hea∣leth sore wounds, and biting of woode hounds, and abateth the swelling there∣of, and helpeth against the dropsie, and is contrary to venim, and namely to the venim of a Spider. The iuyce thereof, slaieth long wormes in the wombe, and swageth and abateth strong womb ach, and cleanseth & dryeth mattry wounds, & abateth running of menstrual bloud, & sheddeth & smiteth off swellyng of Po∣stumes in ye beginnning: & Wey bread chewed, easeth & clenseth swelling gums and abateth the swelling thereof, as Diosc. saith, that praiseth the vertues of Arnoglossa, in many manner wise.

(*Plantago maior and minor, Rib∣wort, and sea Plantaine: these 4. kinds are knowen. Buckhorne plantaine, and Cordnop plantaine, and Peregrina: these seuerall are rehearsed in Dodoneus, fo∣lio .94.)