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The Egyptians also cultivate the pesoluta1 in their gardens, for chaplets. There are two kinds of this plant, the male and the female: either of them, it is said, placed beneath the person, when in bed, acts as an antaphrodisiac, upon the male sex more particularly.

1 It has not been identified. Dalechamps, without any proof, identifies it with the Tussilago petasites of modern botany.

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