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The Idæan bramble1 is so called from the fact that it is the only plant of the kind found growing upon Mount Ida. It is of a more delicate nature than the others, and smaller; the canes too are thinner, and not2 so prickly: it mostly grows beneath the shade of trees. The blossom of it, mixed with honey, is applied topically for defluxions of the eyes, and is administered in water for erysipelas and affections of the stomach.3 In other respects, it has properties similar to those of the plants4 already mentioned.

1 The raspberry; see B. xvi. c. 71.

2 There is one variety which is very diminutive, and entirely destitute of thorns, the Rubus Idæus lævis of C. Bauhin, the Rubus idæus non spinosus of J. Bauhin.

3 See B. xvi. c. 71.

4 Of the bramble genus.

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