CHAP. 45.—THE ISCHÆMON: TWO REMEDIES.
The Thracians were the first to discover the ischæmon,1
which, it is said, has the property of stanching the flow of
blood, not only when a vein has been opened, but when it has
been cut asunder even. This is a creeping plant; it is like
millet in appearance, and the leaves of it are rough and lanuginous. It is used as a plug2
for the nostrils. The kind that
grows in Italy, attached to the body as an amulet, has the property of arresting hæmorrhage.