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The proserpinaca,1 a common plant enough, is an excellent remedy for the sting of the scorpion. Powdered and mixed with brine and oil, in which the mæna2 has been preserved, it is an excellent cure, they say, for quinzy.3 It is also stated that, however fatigued a person may be, to the extent even of losing his voice, he will be sure to be refreshed, by putting this plant beneath his tongue; and that if it is eaten, a vomit will be the result, productive of good effects.

1 Supposed to be identical with the Polygonos, mentioned above in c. 91.

2 See B. is. c. 42, and B. xxvi. c. 11. From this passage it would appear that the mæna was preserved in a somewhat similar way to our Sardines.

3 See B. xxvi. c. 11.

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