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The plant halus,1 by the people of Gaul called "sil," and by the Veneti "cotonea," is curative of pains in the side, affections of the kidneys, ruptures, and convulsions. It resembles cunila bubula2 in appearance, and the tops of it are like those of thyme. It is of a sweet flavour, and allays thirst; the roots of it are sometimes white, sometimes black.

1 For the identity of this plant, see B. xxvii. c. 24.

2 See B. xix. c. 50, and B. xx. c. 61.

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