like berberry, being yellow, was supposed to cure the yellow
jaundice. According to the doctrine of signatures, Nature labels
every plant with a mark to show what it is good for. Red plants are
good for fever, white ones for rigor. Hence the red rose is supposed to
cure haemorrhage. (See Thistles.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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