CHAP. 13.—THE ANAGYROS OR ACOPON: THREE REMEDIES.
The anagyros, known to some by the name of "aco-
is a shrub-like plant, with an offensive smell, and a
blossom like that of the cabbage. The seed grows in small
hornlike pods of considerable length, and resembles a kidney
in shape; it hardens about the time of harvest. The leaves of
this plant are applied to gatherings, and are attached to the
person in cases of difficult parturition, care being taken to
remove them the moment after delivery. In cases where the
extraction of the dead fœtus is attended with difficulty, or where
the after-birth or catamenia are retarded, the leaves are taken, in
doses of one drachma, in raisin wine. The leaves are administered in the same manner for asthma: they are prescribed also
in old wine, for injuries inflicted by the phalangium.2
root is employed medicinally as a resolvent and maturative:
the seed, chewed, acts as an emetic.