Be mindful, Mugwort, what you revealed, What you established at the great proclamation Una you are called, oldest of herbs, you are strong against three and against thirty, you are strong against poison and against onfliers [flying venoms] you are strong against the foe who goes through the land. And you, Waybroad [Plantain], mother of herbs, open from the east, mighty within. Over you chariots creaked, over you queens rode, over you brides cried out, over you bulls snorted. All this you withstood, and confounded. So you withstand poison and flying venom, and the foe who goes through the land. Stune this herb is called, she grew on a stone, she stands against poison, she attacks pain. Stithe [hard] she is called, she confounds poison, she drives out evils, she casts out poison. This is the herb that fought against the worm, this is strong against poison, she is strong against flying venoms, she is strong against the foe who goes through the land. Rout you now, Attorlathe [Venomloather], the less the more, the more the less until there be a remedy for him against both. Remember you, Maythe [Camomile], what you revealed, what you accomplished at Alorford, that never for flying venom did he yield life since for him a man prepared Maythe for food. This is the herb that is called Wergule. This a seal sent over the sea ridges, as a remedy against the harm of another poison. [Two herbs, chervil and fennel, are missing]
These nine go against nine poisons. A worm came crawling, he wounded nothing. Then Woden took nine glory-twigs [wuldor tanas] smote then the adder that it flew apart into nine (parts). There apple and poison brought it about that she never would dwell in the house. Chervil and Fennel, very mighty two, these herbs he created, the wise Lord holy in heaven when He hung; He established and sent them into the seven worlds, to the poor and the rich, for all a remedy. She stands against pain, she assaults poison, who has power against three and against thirty, against enemy's hand and against great terror against the bewitching of little/vile wights. Now these nine herbs have power against nine evil spirits [wuldorgeflogenum, "fugitives from glory"], against nine poisons and against nine flying venoms: Against the red poison, against the foul poison, against the white poison, against the purple poison, against the yellow poison, against the green poison, against the dark poison, against the blue poison, against the brown poison, against the crimson poison. Against worm-blister, against water-blister, against thorn-blister, against thistle-blister, against ice-blister, against poison-blister. If any poison flying from the east, or any from the north . . . come or any from the west over humanity. Christ stood over the old ones, the malignant ones [?]. I alone know running streams and the nine adders now they behold [?]. All weeds must now give way to herbs the seas slip apart, all salt water, when I this poison blow from you.
Mugwort, waybroad open from the east, lamb's cress, attorlathe, maythe, nettle, crab-apple, chervil and fennel, old soap; work the herbs into dust, mix them with the soap and the apple juice. Work then a paste of water and of ashes; take fennel, boil it in the paste and beat with the [herbal] mixture when he applies the salve both before and after.
Sing the charm [galdor] on each of the herbs three times before he prepares them, and on the apple likewise. And let someone sing into the mouth of the man and into both his ears, and on the wound, that same charm [gealdor] before he applies the salve.
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