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The phalaris1 has a long thin stem, like a reed, with a drooping flower at the extremity; the seed is like that of sesame.2 This plant, too, taken with milk and honey, in wine or vinegar, breaks urinary calculi, and is curative of diseases of the bladder.

1 Possibly the Phalaris aquatica of Linnæus, the Water canary-grass. Littré gives as its synonym, the Phalaris nodosa of Linnæus, Knotted canary-grass. See Beckmann, Hist. Inv. Vol. I. p. 34, Bohn's Ed.

2 This is an exaggeration; Dioscorides says "millet."

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