CHAP. 94.—THE ARISAXOS: THREE REMEDIES.
There is a plant also called the "arisaros,"1
in Egypt, and is similar to the aron in appearance, only that
it is more diminutive, and has smaller leaves; the root too is
smaller, though fully as large as a good-sized olive. The
white arisaros throws out two stems, the other kind only one.
They are curative, both of them, of running ulcers and burns,
and are used as an injection for fistulas. The leaves, boiled in
water, and then beaten up with the addition of oil of roses,
arrest the growth of corrosive ulcers. But there is one very
marvellous fact connected with this plant—it is quite sufficient
to touch the sexual parts of any female animal with it to cause
its instantaneous death.