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The picris1 derives its name from its intense bitterness, as we have previously stated. The leaf of it is round; it is remarkably efficacious for the removal of warts.

The thesium,2 too, has a bitterness not unlike it: it is a powerful purgative, for which purpose it is employed bruised in water.

1 See B. xxi. c. 65. The Picris asplenioides of Linnæus, Fée thinks, though Sprengel identifies it with the Helminthia echioides of Linnæus; but the leaves of that plant are not round.

2 See B. xxi. c. 67.

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