CHAP. 65.—CULTIVATED CUNILA; THREE REMEDIES. MOUNTAIN CUNILA; SEVEN REMEDIES.
has also its medicinal uses. The juice
of it, in combination with rose oil, is good for the ears; and
the plant itself is taken in drink, to counteract the effects of
A variety of this plant is the mountain cunila, similar to wild
thyme in appearance, and particularly efficacious for the stings of
serpents. This plant is diuretic, and promotes the lochial discharge:
it aids the digestion, too, in a marvellous degree. Both
varieties have a tendency to sharpen the appetite, even when
persons are troubled with indigestion, if taken fasting in drink:
they are good, too, for sprains, and, taken with barley-meal, and
vinegar and water, they are extremely useful for stings inflicted
by wasps and insects of a similar nature.
We shall have occasion to speak of other varieties of
in their appropriate places.