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The stœchas1 grows only in the islands of that name.2 It is an odoriferous plant, with leaves like those of hyssop, and of a bitter taste. Taken in drink, it promotes menstruation, and allays pains in the chest. It forms an ingredient, also, in antidotes.

1 See B. xxvi. c. 27.

2 The Stœchades. See B. iii. c. 11, and B. xxxii. c. 11.

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