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The chamæcissos1 has ears like2 those of wheat, with numerous leaves, and small branches, about five in number. When in blossom it might almost be taken for the white violet: the root of it is diminutive. For sciatica, the leaves of it are taken, seven days consecutively, in doses of three oboli, in two cyathi of wine: this is a very bitter potion, however.

1 Or "ground-ivy." See B. xvi. c. 62, and c. 49 of this Book.

2 Fée says that this comparison is not strictly correct.

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