CHAP. 61. (16.)—CUNILA BUBULA: FIVE REMEDIES.
In addition to garden cunila,1
there are numerous other
varieties of it employed in medicine. That known to us as
"cunila bubula," has a very similar seed to that of pennyroyal. This
seed, chewed and applied topically, is good for
wounds: the plaster, however, must not be taken off till the
fifth day. For the stings of serpents, this plant is taken in
wine, and the leaves of it are bruised and applied to the
wound; which is also rubbed with them as a friction. The
when about to engage in combat with the serpent,
employs this plant as a preservative against the effects of its
sting; some persons, for this reason, have given it the name of
It has the effect also of dispersing tumours and
maladies of the male organs, the leaves being dried for the
purpose, or else beaten up fresh and applied to the part affected.
For every purpose for which it is employed it combines remarkably
well with wine.