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The corchorus1 is a plant which is used at Alexandria as an article of food: the leaves of it are rolled up, one upon the other, like those of the mulberry, and it is wholesome, it is said, for the viscera, and in cases of alopecy, being good also for the removal of freckles. I find it stated also, that it cures the scab in cattle very rapidly: and, according to Nicander,2 it is a remedy for the stings of serpents, it gathered before it blossoms.

1 The Corchorus olitorius of Linnæus. See B. xxv. c. 92.

2 Theriaca, p. 44.

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