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There is a herb called "lingua,"1 which grows in the vicinity of fountains. The root of it, reduced to ashes and beaten up with hog's lard—the hog, they say, must have been black and barren—will cure alopecy, the head being rubbed with it in the sun.

1 "Tongue" plant. Fée identifies it with the Scolopendrium officinaruni of Willdenow, the Lingua cervina of other botanists. See B. xxv. c. 84.

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