This is known in the country by the name of frostweed, or meadow scabish; it is a wild weed, and grows in wet land, by the sides of brooks; it has a stalk that grows four or five feet high, which is rough and woolly, with a narrow leaf; and bears a blue blossom late in the Fall, which remains till the frost kills it. The root lives through the Winter, and in the Spring puts forth a new stalk; the leaves at the bottom remain green through the Winter. The roots and top are used for medicine. It has a fragrant taste and smells like lovage. It was the first thing I ever knew used for canker, and was given to me when I had the canker-rash, being considered then the best article known for canker. I have frequently used it for that complaint and found it very good. Take the green roots and leaves, bruise them, and pour on hot water; give this tea sweetened. It may be kept by adding a little spirit, and is good for rheumatism and nervous affections. It is perfectly harmless, and may be used freely. It makes a very good bitters, tinctured with hot water and spirit and is good for dizziness and cold hands and feet. Dose of the Tincture from 15 to 30 minims.