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For the cure of sprains, root of polypodion1 is used, in the form of a liniment: the pain and swelling are modified also by using seed of psyllion;2 leaves of plantago3 beaten up with a little salt; seed of verbascum,4 boiled in wine and pounded; or hemlock with axle-grease. Leaves of ephemeron5 are applied topically to tumours and tuberosities, so long as they are capable of being dispersed.

1 See c. 37 of this Book.

2 See B. xxv. c. 90.

3 See B. xxv. c. 39.

4 See B. xxv. c. 73.

5 See B. xxv. c. 107.

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