APOPLEXY*: The wine (of the lilies-of-the-valley) is more precious than gold, for if any one that is troubled with apoplexy drink thereof with 6 grains of Pepper and a little Lavender water they shall not need to fear it that month.
Complete Herbal, 1652
- *Old medical term for a stroke, sudden loss of consciousness, bleeding
APOPLEXY, ANOTHER: It (lilies-of-the-valley) cureth Apoplexy by Signature; for as that disease is caused by the dropping of humours into the principall Ventricles of the brain: so the flowers of this Lilly hanging on the plants as if they were drops, are of wonderful use herein, if they be distilled with Wine, and the quantity of a spoonful thereof drunk, and so it restoreth speech to them that have the dumb Palsy.
Adam in Eden, 1657