CHAP. 72.—POLEMONIA: ONE REMEDY.
The root of polemonia1
even worn as an amulet only, is
particularly useful for repelling the attacks of scorpions, as also
the phalangium and other small insects of a venomous nature.
For injuries inflicted by the scorpion, aristolochia2
is also used,
or agaric, in doses of four oboli to four cyathi of wine. For
the bite of the phalangium, vervain is employed, in combination with wine or oxycrate: cinquefoil, too, and daucus, are
used for a similar purpose.