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For the cure of pains in the side and chest, verbascum1 is used in water, with rue; powdered betony is also taken in warm water. Juice of scordotis2 is used as a stomachic, centaury also, gentian taken in water, and plantago, either eaten with the food, or mixed with lentils or a pottage of alica.3 Betony, which is in general prejudicial to the stomach, is remedial for some stomachic affections, taken in drink or chewed, the leaves being used for the purpose. In a similar manner too, aristolochia4 is taken in drink, or dried agaric is chewed, a draught of undiluted wine being taken every now and then. Nymphæa heraclia5 is also applied topically in these cases, and juice of peucedanum.6 For burning pains in the stomach psyllion7 is applied, or else cotyledon8 beaten up with polenta, or aizoüm.9

1 See B. xxv. c. 73.

2 See B. xx. c. 27.

3 See B. xviii. c. 29. Fée observes that none of these prescriptions would be countenanced at the present day.

4 See B. xxv. c. 54.

5 See B. xxv. c. 37.

6 See B. xxv. c. 70.

7 See B. xxv. c. 90.

8 See B. xxv. c. 101.

9 See B. xxv. c. 102.

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