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CHAP. 54.—THE ENNEAPHYLLON: TWO REMEDIES.

The enneaphyllon1 has nine long leaves, and is of a caustic nature. It is employed topically, but when used it is wrapped in wool to prevent it from cauterizing further than desirable, for it blisters immediately. For lumbago and sciatica it is of the greatest utility.

1 Identified with the Dentaria enneaphylla of Linnæus, the Nine-leaved tooth-wort.

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