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Every kind of panaces1 is curative of gripings in the bowels; as also betony, except in those cases where they arise from indigestion. Juice of peucedanum2 is good for flatulency, acting powerfully as a carminative: the same is the case, also, with root of acoron3 and with daucus,4 eaten like lettuce as a salad. Ladanum5 of Cyprus, taken in drink, is curative of intestinal affections; and a similar effect is produced by powdered gentian, taken in warm water, in quantities about as large as a bean. For the same purpose, plantago6 is taken in the morning, in doses of two spoonfuls, with one spoonful of poppy in four cyathi of wine, due care being taken that it is not old wine. It is given, too, at the last moment before going to sleep, and with the addition of nitre or polenta,7 if a considerable time has elapsed since the last meal. For colic, an injection of the juice is used, one hemina at a time, even in cases where fever has supervened.

1 See B. xxv. c. 11, et seq.

2 See. xxv. c. 70.

3 See B. xxv. c. 100.

4 See B. xxv. e. 64.

5 See B. xii. c. 37, and c. 30 of this Book.

6 See B. xxv. c. 39.

7 See B. xviii. c. 14.

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