Benefits of Endives
Medicinal Uses of Endive
It is a fine cooling and cleansing plant. The decoction of the leaves, or the juice, abate inflammation of the liver, and the heat of the stomach; and it operates powerfully by urine. The seeds have the same property, or are rather more powerful, and are available for faintings and passions of the heart. Outwardly applied, they temper the sharp humours of fretting ulcers, hot tumours, swellings, and remove inflammations of the eyes, and dimness of sight. They allay gouty pains. A syrup made of it is a fine cooling medicine for fevers. Used constantly for some time it cures scurvy, and jaundice.