Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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An early version of the physic garden might have been planted with yellow asphodel, recommended by Theophrastus (curator of Aristotle's botanical garden, the first known example of one, in the fourth century BC) in his Historia Plantarum, to be "Put before the doors of Roman villas as a remedy for sorcery and magic." Or Dog Tooth Violet, a forerunner of Viagra, that "provoketh bodily lust if it be only handled but much more if it be drunke with wine." Madonna Lily "cleareth ye faces and makes them without wrinkles," while Savin is "diuretical and therefore is good for convulsion, ruptures and those who have strangled uteruses."
Another well-known herb, dandelion, which is frequently used to reduce water retention as it is high in diuretical minerals, could induce possible allergic reactions, herb or drug reactions as well as other adverse effects.