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Another kind again, which grows in rocky places, is known by some persons as "petroselinon:"1 it is particularly good for abscesses, taken in doses of two spoonfuls of the juice to one cyathus of juice of horehound, mixed with three cyathi of warm water. Some writers have added buselinon2 to the list, which differs only from the cultivated kind in the shortness of the stalk and the red colour of the root, the medicinal properties being just the same. Taken in drink or applied topically, it is an excellent remedy for the stings of serpents.

1 "Rock-parsley:" from this name comes our word "parsley." It is not clearly known to what variety of parsley he refers under this name.

2 Or "ox-parsley." C. Bauhin identifies this with the Petroselinum Cre- ticum or Agriopastinaca of Crete; but, as Fée remarks, it is not clear to which of the Umbelliferæ he refers under that name.

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