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For ruptures, convulsions, and falls with violence, the greater centaury1 is used; root of gentian pounded or boiled; juice of betony—this last being employed also for ruptures produced by straining the vocal organs or sides—panaces;2 scordium;3 or aristolochia4 taken in drink. For contusions and falls, agaric is taken, in doses of two oboli, in three cyathi of honied wine, or if there are symptoms of fever, hydromel; the verbascum,5 also, with a golden flower; root of acoron6 the several varieties of Aizoüm,7 the juice of the larger kind being particularly efficacious; juice of symphytum,8 or a decoction of the root of that plant; daucus,9 unboiled; erysithales,10 a plant with a yellow flower and a leaf like that of acanthus, taken in wine; chamærops;11 irio,12 taken in pottage; plantago13 taken any way, as also * * * *

1 See B. xxv. c. 30.

2 See B. xxv. c. 11, et seq.

3 See B. xxv. c. 27.

4 See B. xxv. c. 54.

5 See B. xxv. c. 73.

6 See B. xxv. c. 100.

7 See B. xxv. c. 102.

8 See B. xxvii. c. 24.

9 See B. xxv. c. 64.

10 C. Bauhin identifies it with the Cnicus erysithales of Willdenow but that plant, Fée says, was unknown to the Greeks.

11 See B. xxiv. c 80.

12 See B. xviii. c. 10.

13 See B. xxv. c. 39.

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