Rupture-Wort, the Smooth, or Herniaria glabra, L. an indigenous perennial plant, which grows in gravelly soils, and flowers in the months of July and August. - This herb is. according to Dr. Withering, both saline and astringent; its expressed juice removes specks from the eyes ; and, when taken internally, it is likewise said to increase the secretions by the kid-nies. - Bautsch has employed it in tanning. - Cows and horses eat the plant; and, though rejected by hogs and goats, it is much relished by sheep.