CHAP. 19.—ELECAMPANE: ELEVEN REMEDIES.
too, chewed fasting, has the effect of
strengthening the teeth, if, from the moment that it is plucked, it is
not allowed to touch the ground: a confection of it is a cure
for cough. The juice of the root boiled is an expellent of intestinal
tapeworm; and dried in the shade and reduced to
powder, the root2
is curative in cases of cough, convulsions,
flatulency, and affections of the trachea. It is useful too, for
the bites of venomous animals; and the leaves steeped in wine
are applied topically for pains in the loins.