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1 A decoction of rape or turnips is still recommended for chilblains at the present day. Fée remarks that ground mustard is much preferable.
2 This, as Fée remarks, he says of nearly all the vegetable productions known.
3 It is only suited as an aliment to a strong stomach, and it is owing
to the property here mentioned that the School of Salerno says,—
Ventum sæpe capis, si tu vis vivere rapis.
Rapa juvat stomachum, novit producere ventum.
4 Dioscorides and Galen say the same, but this property is not recognized in modern times.
5 "Eruca:" a plant itself of a very stimulating nature.
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