Which deals with the herb called moçot,[1] thus named in the province of Nicaragua.

Translated by Frederick Anderson ‘19

Moçot is an excellent herb that is highly valued by the Indians in Nicaragua. It is a low grass herb. Its leaves are pointed like those of yerba buena, but it is coarse and rough (but not as rough as nettles). The bud or stem out of which it grows is square and rough at each corner. The crest, or greatest height of each stem, sprouts some small granules from the stem above, which are the flower and seed of this herb and which stick to clothing. This herb is very useful for ulcers of all sorts (except for those caused by yaws). To cure other ulcers, the sores have to be washed with boiled water left to cool and the herb has to be mashed and turned into a paste. They put the paste on the ulcer twice a day, and it heals very quickly. It is a remedy that is very often prepared and used by the Indians of Nicaragua. When I was in that land the Spaniards living in the city of León, also known as Nagrando, had begun to use it, and I heard many who had been made healthy by this herb praise it.

[1] Mozote or Triumfetta lappula, [EE]