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 Coriandro. chap. 39.

OF Coriander is mention made Ex∣odus, verse. 31. and is a smelling séed: and the Gréekes call it Corlon, as Isi∣dore sayth, libro. 17. The séede thereof taken in swéete milke, maketh men the more prest to serue Venus. But yet it néedeth to beware. For without doubt, if men take too much thereof, it bréedeth woodnesse and léesing of wit, and if a ve∣nimous hearbe to boundes, for it slayeth them, if they eate thereof, as Isidore say∣eth, and Papias. And he sayeth further∣more, that Coriander taken in meate, heateth and constraineth and hardneth, and bréedeth sleepe. And Authors meane, that it hath compounded vertue. Of the hearb Coriander Macer saith in his booke thus.

Frigida vis herbe Coriandri dicitur es∣se,
Austeraeque simul quiddam virtutis ha∣bere.

That is to say: The hearbe Corian∣der is colde, and hath somewhat of cruell vertue.

Galen sayth, that by this hearbe oft men destroy moughts, and putteth long Wormes out of the wombe, if it bee ground and dronke with wine, or med∣led with vineger. And this hearbe hath a good smell in it selfe while it is whole and sounde, and stinketh, if it be froted with handes, the seede thereof is white and small.

(*This hearbe of some is called Ca∣liander, and is colde drye, and a daun∣gerous seede, if it be eaten rawe or vn∣prepared, it killeth the bodie.)