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The leucacantha,1 known also as the phyllos, ischias, or polygonatos,2 has a root like that of the cypirus, which, when chewed, has the effect of curing3 tooth-ache; as also pains in the sides and loins, according to Hicesius, the seed or juice being taken in drink, in doses of eight drachmæ.—This plant is employed also for the cure of ruptures and convulsions.

1 See B. xxi. cc. 56 and 104, in which last Chapter it is called "leucanthes." Desfontaines suggests that it may be either the Carduus leucographus, or the Cnicum Casabonæ.

2 Literally, "many-cornered." "Leucacantha" means "whitethorn," and "Leucanthes" "white-flowered."

3 Fée thinks this very improbable.

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