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There is a sort of wild endive, too, with a broader leaf, known to some persons as "hedypnoïs."1 Boiled, it acts as an astringent upon a relaxed stomach, and eaten raw, it is productive of constipation. It is good, too, for dysentery, when eaten with lentils more particularly. This variety, as well as the preceding one, is useful for ruptures and spasmodic con- tractions, and relieves persons who are suffering from spermatorrhœa.

1 The Cichorium luteum of C. Bauhin, the Leontodon palustre of Linnæus: known to us as the "dandelion," or by a coarser name.

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