Gerard - On peonies
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
John Gerard - Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes.
'The black graines (that is the seed) to the number of fifteene taken in wine or mead is a speciall remedie for those that are troubled in the night with the disease called the Nightmare, which is as though a heavy burthen were laid upon them and they oppressed therewith, as if they were overcome with their enemies, or overprest with some great weight or burthen; and they are also good against melancholie dreames.