Of Fumo terre. cap. 69.
FVmus tarre is an hearbe hot and dry in the first degree, & hath that name, for it springeth and groweth out of the earth in great quantitie, as smoak doth, or fumositie that commeth of the earth, as it is sayd in Placeari. And the more gréene the hearbe is, the better it is. And is of no vertue when it is dry: and is an hearb with horrible sauour & heauy smel, and is neuerthelesse most of vertue: for it cleanseth & purgeth Melancholia, sleme, and Cholera, and helpeth against ye scabs and dropsie that commeth of colde cause, and helpeth them that haue the Poda∣gre, and stopping of the liuer and at the splene: But this hearbe hath a vice, for it bréedeth swelling and ventositie, ther∣fore the ventositie thereof shall bée aba∣ted with Fenell, that it bréede not sret∣ting and gnawing, as Platearius say∣eth.
(*Capnos fumoria, Fumeterre, is of two sortes, & of the common sort it is cal∣led Fenistorye, hot and dry almost in the second degrée.)