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There is another hypericon also, known as "caros"1 by some. The leaves of it resemble those of the tamarix,2 beneath3 which it grows, but are more unctuous4 and not so red. It is an odoriferous plant, somewhat more than a palm5 in height, of a sweet flavour, and slightly pungent. The seed is of a warming nature, and is consequently productive of eructations; it is not, however, injurious to the stomach. This plant is particularly useful for strangury, provided the bladder be not ulcerated; taken in wine, it is curative of pleurisy also.

1 "Coris" is the old and more common reading, Fée identifies it with the Hypericum coris of Linnæus, and Brotero with the H. saxatile of Tournefort. Desfontaines gives as its synonym the Coris Monspelliensis.

2 See B. xxiv. c. 41.

3 It is not improbable, supposing the "tamarix" to be one of the Ericæ, that to this circumstance it may owe its name. Indeed Dioscorides has ἐρέικη, in the corresponding passage.

4 "Pinguioribus."

5 Dioscorides gives the stem larger dimensions.

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