This section is from the book "An Experimental History Of The Materia Medica", by William Lewis.
Sanicula officinarum C. B. Sanicula euro-pea Linn. Sanicle: an umbelliferous plant, with shining dark green roundish leaves, cut into five segments, ferrated about the edges; and rough seeds, which (lick to the clothes. It is perennial and evergreen, grows wild in woods on hilly grounds, and flowers in May.
This herb, recommended both externally and internally as a vulnerary or mild reftringent, and supposed to have received its name from the fanative virtues ascribed to it, discovers to the taste a kind of bitterishness and roughness, followed by an impression of acrimony which affects chiefly the throat: in the fresh leaves, the taste is very weak 5 in the dry leaves, con-siderable; in the extracts made from them, by water and spirit, moderately strong.