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1 The Rumex acetosella of Linnæus, or small sorrel.
2 See B. xix. c. 60.
3 "Horse Lapathum."
4 Or "Lapathum with pointed leaves;" the Rumex acutus of Linnæus.
5 Or "water lapathum;" the Rumex aquaticus of Linnæus.
6 Or "horse lapathun;" the Rumex patientia of Linnæus: or dock, as Fée thinks: though, according to Sprengel, the cultivated lapathum was identical with that plant.
7 The medicinal properties of the lapathum vary according to the parts of the plant employed. The leaves and stalks of the acid kinds of Rumex are refreshing, and slightly diuretic and laxative. The action of those which are not acid is sudorific, antiherpetic, and depurative.
8 Fée says that it would be of no benefit whatever for tooth-ache.
9 It is not possessed of any stomachic properties, Fée remarks.
10 It would be of no utility in such a case, Fée says.
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