CHAP. 116.—THE PHILANTHROPOS: ONE REMEDY. THE LAPPA
CANARIA: TWO REMEDIES.
The Greeks wittily give the name of "philanthropos"1
certain plant, because it attaches itself to articles of dress.2
A chaplet made of this plant has the effect of relieving headache.
As to the plant known as the "lappa canaria,"3
in wine with plantago and millefolium,4
it effects the cure of
carcinomatous sores, the application being removed at the end of
three days. Taken out of the ground without the aid of iron,
and thrown into their wash, or given to them wine and milk, it
cures diseases in swine. Some persons add, however, that the
person, as he takes it up, must say—"This is the plant argemon, a remedy discovered by Minerva for such swine as shall