The Leaves.

(Pilea Pumila Richweed)

This herb is found in woods, on shady banks, and in rich cedar swamps, where the ground is not very wet. The leaves are heart-shaped, divided into lobes, and supported on footstalks eight or ten inches high. The flowers are white, and make their appearance in June. The green leaves have the taste and smell of a cucumber. They should be collected in July or first of August, and dried without exposure to a damp atmosphere, and preserved in sealed papers, or covered boxes.

Properties And Uses

Coolwort is beneficial in all cases of suppression of the urine or gravelly complaints. The dried leaves may be steeped and drank freely.