CHAP. 69.—THE IDÆA HERBA, OR PLANT OF IDA: FOUR REMEDIES.
The Idæan1 plant has leaves like those of the oxymyrsine;2
to which leaves a sort of tendril adheres, that bears a flower.
This plant arrests diarrhœa, the catamenia, when in excess,
and all kinds of hæmorrhage. It is of an astringent and
1 Fée thinks that "Idæa herba," "plant of Ida," may possibly be one
of the synonyms of the Alexandrian laurel. See B. xv. c. 39. Should
that identity not hold good, he prefers the Uvularia amplexifolia of Linnæus.
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