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Common Name: Barley | Scientific Name: Hordeum Vulgare

Family: Graminaceae

Barley was also used as a topical healing agent for the skin. It was used especially in cases of boils, infected wounds, and swellings. Gerard also says the ointment made from boiling down beer quickly heals old ulcers and new wounds.

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