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The chamærops,1 also, is similarly efficacious for pains in the side. It is a plant with leaves like those of myrtle, arranged in pairs around the stem, the heads of it resembling those of the Greek rose: it is taken in wine. Agaric, administered in drink, in the same manner2 as for cough, assuages sciatica and pains in the vertebræ: the same, too, with powdered stœchas3 or betony, taken in hydromel.

1 See B. xxiv. c. 80.

2 See c. 18 of this Book.

3 Identified with the Lavendula stoechas of Linnæus, the French lavender.

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