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Epilepsy is cured by the root of the panaces which we have spoken1 of as the "heraclion," taken in drink with sea-calf's rennet, the proportions being three parts of panaces and one of rennet. For the same purpose an infusion of plantago2 is taken, or else betony or agaric, with oxymel, the former in doses of one drachma, the latter in doses of three oboli; leaves of cinquefoil are taken, also, in water. Archezostis3 is also curative of epilepsy, but it must be taken constantly for a year; root of bacchar,4 too, dried and powdered, and taken in warm water, in the proportion of three cyathi to one cyathus of coriander; centunculus5 also, bruised in vinegar, warn water, or honey; vervain, taken in wine; hyssop6 berries, three in number, pounded and taken in water, for sixteen days consecutively; peucedanum,7 taken in drink with sea-calf's rennet, in equal proportions; leaves of cinquefoil, bruised is wine and taken for thirty days; powdered betony, in doses of three denarii, with one cyathus of squill vinegar and an ounce of Attic honey; as also scammony, in the proportion of two oboli to four drachmæ of castoreum.

1 In B. xxv. c. 12.

2 See B. xxv. c. 39.

3 See B. xxiii. c. 16.

4 See B. xxi. c. 16.

5 See B. xxiv. c. 88.

6 See B. xxv. c. 87.

7 See B. xxv. c. 70.

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