Ageraton1 is a ferulaceous plant, a couple of palms in height,
similar to origanum2 in appearance, and bearing flowers like
balls of gold. Used as a fumigation, this plant acts as a
diuretic; and as a detergent upon the uterus, when used in a
sitting bath more particularly. Its name has been given to it,
from the circumstance that it keeps a very long time without
1 "Not growing old." It is identified, by Fée and Desfontaines with
the Achillæa ageratum of Linnæus, Sweet milfoil or Maudlin. Littré
gives as its synonym, the Hypericum origanifolium.
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