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Ampelos agria, or wild vine, is the name of a plant with leaves of an ashy colour, as already1 stated in our description of the cultivated plants, and long, tough twigs of a red hut, like that of the flower which we have mentioned,2 when speaking of violets, under the name of "flame of Jove." It bears a seed which resembles the grains of the pomegranate. The root, boiled in three cyathi of water, with the addition of two cyathi of Coan wine, is slightly laxative to the bowels, and is consequently given for dropsy. It is curative also of uterine affections, and of spots upon the face in females. It is found a good plan for patients afflicted with sciatica to use the juice of this plant, bruised, applied topically, with the leaves.

1 See B. xxiii. c. 14.

2 In it. xxi. cc. 33, 38.

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