Of Elitropio. cap. 54.
*ELitropium is a drye hearbe, & hath that name, for it bloometh in the stin∣ting of the Sunne in Summer, when the daye is longest or els for it beareth and turneth the leafe about with the mo∣uling of the Sunne. This is the Rood∣wort, and is called. Solsequium in latin, as Isidore saith lib.〈…〉. For the flower thereof vncloseth when the Sunne ari∣seth, and closeth againe when the Sunne goeth downe. And this hearbe is called V••ruca, for it destroyeth and doth away waries, if it be dronke or laide 〈…〉 pluister wise, as Isi. saith. And Plat. saith, that this hear be Solsequium, is called the Suniles spouse, and is a colde heard and moyst in the second degrée, and the iuice thereof dronke, helpeth against venime that is eaten or dronken, & helpeth also against biting of houndes and other ve∣nimous biting, if it be brused and laied to the wound. Also it helpeth much a∣gainst chasing and stopping of the liuer.
(*There are of two sorts, the great & the lesse, called Tornesol, hot & dry in the third degrée, both kindes of great opera∣tion. Dodoneus.)