The vegetable grows common in all parts of New England. It has large leaves something resembling cabbage, from which, and its disagreeable smell, it takes its name; it may be found in the meadows and wet land. The root only is used for medicine, and should be dug and split into strips carefully dried; when dry it should be pounded or ground to a powder. This powder may be taken in tea, sweetened, or made into a syrup, or half a teaspoonful may be mixed in honey and taken in the morning; or at night when going to bed. It is good for asthma, cough, difficulty of breathing, and all disorders of the lungs, is valuable in restlessness of fevers, in chorea, whooping cough and in general irritation of the system. It is a nervine of value. Dose of the tincture is from 15 to 30 drops.