Of Calamento. cap. 34.
CAlament is an hearbe lyke mint, thereof holy men in Glosa make sometime mention, and is double, as Dioscorides sayth and Platearius al∣so. One groweth in mountaines, and is the better of the twaine, and the other is as it were tame, and not so drye as the first. And hath vertue to fasten and to wast, for it is harde and drye in the third degrée, as he sayeth, and helpeth a∣gainst the cough, and against euills of the breast that commeth of colde, as doth Diacalamentum, which is a confection made of flowres and Pouder of that hearbe, and of other things, and healeth the euill and ach of the stomacke and of the guttes, and it helpeth against the reume and other colde euills, and hea∣leth biting of créeping wormes & beasts, and draweth outward the venimme. The iuyce therof done in ye ears helpeth the sores, and slayeth the Wormes, and it chastiseth lecherie, and helpeth against Lepra, and letteth it, and tarrieth and wasteth, and destroyeth superflui∣tie and moisture of the mother, as he sai∣eth, and hath manye other vertues, as Arthemesia: but this is sufficient at this time.
(*There hée thrée fortes of Cala∣myne, each of them hauing a seuerall name and difference, Cornemint, or wilde Peniriall, Catmynt, & mountaine Calamynte. Read Dodoneus. fol. 247.