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There is a third species, also, known to the Greeks as "male cunila," and to us as "cunilago."1 This plant has a fœtid smell, a ligneous root, and a rough leaf. Of all the varieties of cunila, this one, it is said, is possessed of the most active properties. If a handful of it is thrown anywhere, all the beetles in the house, they say, will be attracted to it; and, taken in vinegar and water, it is good for the stings of scorpions more particularly. It is stated, also, that if a person is rubbed with three leaves of it, steeped in oil, it will have the effect of keeping all serpents at a distance.

1 An Umbellifera, Fée says, of the modern genus Conyza. See B. xxv. c. 32.

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