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The onobrychis1 has leaves like those of the lentil, only somewhat2 longer; the blossom is red, and the root small and slender. It is found growing in the vicinity of springs. Dried and reduced to powder, and sprinkled in white wine, it is curative of strangury, and arrests looseness of the bowels. The juice of it, used as a friction with oil, acts as a sudorific.

1 Probably the Hedysarum onobrychis of Linnæus, our sainfoin.

2 They are very much larger than those of the lentil, in fact. This diversity has caused Fée to express some doubts whether it really is iden- tical with sainfoin. The Polygala officinalis has also been suggested.

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