CHAP. 90.—THE EGYPTIAN CLEMATIS, DAPHNODES, OR POLY-
GONOÏDES: TWO REMEDIES.
There is another kind also, known as the "Egyptian"1
clematis, otherwise as "daphnoïdes"2 or "polygonïdes:" it has
a leaf like that of the laurel, and is long and slender. Taken
in vinegar, it is very useful for the stings of serpents, that of
the asp in particular.
1 The Vinca major and Vinca minor of Linnæus, the greater and smaller
periwinkle. Fée is at a loss to know why it should be called "Egyptian,"
as it is a plant of Europe.
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