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The leaves of the cucubalus,1 they tell us, bruised with vinegar, are curative of the stings of serpents and of scorpions. Some persons call this plant by the name of "strumus,"2 while others give it the Greek name of "strychnon:" its berries are black. The juice of these berries, administered in doses of one cyathus, in two cyathi of honied wine, is curative of lumbago; an infusion of them with rose oil is used for head- ache, and they are employed as an application for scrofulous sores.

1 The same, probably, as the Trychnon of B. xxi. cc. 52,105, Solanum nigrum or Black nightshade. In the former editions the reading is "cuculus."

2 The "strumous" or "scrofula" plant.

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