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There is another bechion1 also, known to some persons as "salvia,"2 and bearing a strong resemblance to verbascum. This plant is triturated, and the juice strained off and taken warm for cough and for pains in the side: it is considered very beneficial also for the stings of scorpions and sea- dragons.3 It is a good plan, too, to rub the body with this juice, mixed with oil, as a preservative against the stings of serpents. A bunch of hyssop is sometimes boiled down with a quarter of a pound of honey, for the cure of cough.

1 Generally identified with the Phlomos, or Verbascum lychnitis men- tioned in B. xxv. c. 74.

2 "Sage." See B. xxv. c. 73.

3 See B. ix. c. 43. and B. xxxii. c. 53.

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