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A second kind of panaces is known by the name of "heracleon,"1 from the fact that it was first discovered by Hercules. Some persons, however, call it "Heracleotic origanum," or wild origanum, from its strong resemblance to the origanum of which we have already2 spoken: the root of it is good for nothing.

1 Identified with the Laserpitium Chironium of Linnæus, otherwise called Pastinaca opopanax. Fée observes, that when the word "Panaces" is used alone, this plant is always the one meant.

2 In B. xx. cc. 62, 69.

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