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Lappago1 is employed also for this disease; a plant similar to the anagallis,2 were it not that it is more branchy, bristling with a greater number of leaves, covered with rugosities, full of a more acrid juice, and possessed of a powerful smell. The kind that resembles anagallis most closely, is known as mollugo.3 Asperugo4 is a similar plant, only with a more prickly leaf. The juice of the first is taken daily, in doses of one denarius, in two cyathi of wine.

1 See B. xxiv. c. 116.

2 See B. xxv. c. 92.

3 Identified with the Galium mollugo of Linnæus, Great ladies' bedstraw, or Wild bastard madder.

4 The Asperugo procumbens of Linnæus has been named, but Fée remarks that from its resemblance to Mollugo, the plant must be sought among the Rubiaceæ, and not among the Borragineæ.

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