CHAP. 69.—THE ONOTHERAS OR ONEAR: THREE REMEDIES.
Among the various evils by which the whole of the body in
common is afflicted, that of wakefulness is the most common.
Among the remedies for it we find panaces1
the odour of the plant being
inhaled and the head rubbed with it. Aizoü, or houseleek,
is beneficial, wrapped in black cloth and placed beneath the
pillow, without the patient being aware of it. The onotheras4
too, or onear, taken in wine, has certain exhilarating pro-
properties; it has leaves like those of the almond tree, a rose-coloured flower, numerous branches, and a long root, with a
xinous smell when dried: n infusion of this root has a
soothing effect upon wild beasts even.
For fits of indigestion5
attended with nausea, betony is
taken in drink: used similarly after the evening meal, it faci-
litates the digestion. Taken in the proportion of one drachma
to three cyathi of oxymel, it dispels crapulence. The same is
the case, too, with agaric, taken in warm water after eating.
Betony is curative of paralysis, it is said; the same, too, with
brais, as already stated.6
This last is good, too, for numbness
of the limbs : the same being the case with argemonia,7
plant which disperses those affections which might otherwise
necessitate the application of the knife.