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1 See B. xvi. c. 60. The leaves of the cypress, Fée says, contain tannin and an essential oil; all the medicinal properties therefore, here attributed to them, which are not based upon these principles, must be looked upon as hypothetical.
2 Down to the present century the leaves and fruit of the cypress were recommended in some medical works for the cure of hernia. The juice, however, of the leaves, taken internally, would be, as Fée says, highly dangerous.
3 Owing probably to the gallic acid they contain.
4 See B. xiv. c. 4.
5 See Introduction to Vol. III.
6 See B. x. c. 28, and B. xi. cc. 24, 28.
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