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There is another variety, again, known to our people as "cunila gallinacea,"1 and to the Greeks as Heracleotic origanum.2 Beaten up with salt, this plant is good for the eyes; and it is a remedy for cough and affections of the liver. Mixed with meal, and taken as a broth, with oil and vine- gar, it is good for pains in the side, and the stings of serpents in particular.

1 Or "Poultry cunila:" the Origanum Heracleoticum of Linnæus.

2 See B. xxv. c. ]2.

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