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The isopyron1 is called "phasiolon" by some, from the circumstance that the leaf of it, which resembles that of anise, assumes a spiral form like the tendrils of the phasiolus.2 At the summit of the stem, it bears small heads full of a seed like that of melanthium.3 These heads, taken with honey or hydromel, are good for cough and other affections of the chest; they are extremely useful also for liver complaints.

1 Fée suggests the Corydalis claviculata of Decandolle. Littré mentions the Fumaria capreolata of Linnæus.

2 Or kidney-bean. See B. xxiv. c. 40.

3 Or Gith. See B. xx. c. 71.

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