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For diseases of the sinews and joints, plantago,1 beaten up with salt, is a very useful remedy, or else argemonia,2 pounded with honey. Patients affected with spasms or tetanus are rubbed with juice of peucedanum.3 For indurations of the sinews, juice of ægilops4 is employed, and for pains in those parts of the body erigeron5 or epithymum,6 used as a liniment, with vinegar. In cases of spasms and opisthotony, it is an excellent plan to rub the part affected with seed of the hype- ricon known as "caros,"7 and to take the seed in drink. Phrynion,8 it is said, will effect a cure even when the sinews have been severed, if applied instantaneously, bruised or chewed. For spasmodic affections, fits of trembling, and opisthotony, root of alcima9 is administered in hydromel; used in this manner, it has a warming effect when the limbs are benumbed with cold.

1 See B. xxv. c. 39.

2 See B. xxv. c. 56.

3 See B. xxv. c. 70.

4 See B. xxv. c. 93.

5 See B. xxv. c. 106.

6 See c. 35 of this Book.

7 See c. 53 of this Book.

8 See B. xxv. c. 76.

9 See Note 49 above.

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