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The chamæleuce1 is known among us as the "farfarum" or "farfugium:" it grows on the banks of rivers, and has a leaf like that of the poplar, only larger. The root of it is burnt upon cypress charcoal, and, by the aid of a funnel,2 the smoke inhaled, in cases of inveterate cough.

1 The "ground-poplar." See B. xxvi. c. 19. Identified with the Tussilago farfara of Linnæus; our colt's-foot.

2 Or "tube"—"infundibulum." Colt's-foot is still smoked, either by itself or in conjunction with tobacco. Fée says, however, that to inhale the smoke in the manner here described, would be enough to create a cough if it did not exist before.

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