In the vicinity of Ariminum, there is a well-known plant
called "reseda:"1 it disperses abscesses and all kinds of inflammations. Those who employ it for these purposes, add
the following words: "Reseda,"2 allay this disease! knowest
thou not, knowest thou not, what chick it is that has torn up
these roots? Let it have nor head nor feet!"3 This formula
is repeated thrice, the party spitting on the ground each time.
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