CHAP. 11.—AMBROSIA, BOTRYS, OR ARTEMISTA: THREE REMEDIES.
Ambrosia is a vague name, which has fluctuated between
various plants: there is one,1
however, which has been more
particularly designated by this appellation, a branchy, shrublike plant, with a thin stem, some three palms in height; the
root of it is one third shorter, and the leaves, towards the lower
part of the stem, resemble those of rue. Its diminutive
branches bear a seed which hangs down in clusters, and has a
vinous smell: hence it is that by some persons the plant is
while to others it is known as "artemisia."
The people of Cappadocia use it for garlands. It is employed
in medicine as a resolvent.