149. Daphne Gnidium, Linn.—The Flax-leaved Daphne.

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Θυμελαία, Dioscorides, lib. iv. cap. 173. The berries were the κόκκοι γνιδίοι, grana gnidia or gnidian berries used by Hippocrates. [See also Paulus Aegineta, Syd. Soc. edit. by Dr. Adams, vol. iii. p. 179.] The properties of this species of Daphne resemble those of Mezereon. In France, the bark (called garou) is used in the way before described (see Daphne Mezereum) as a vesicatory.

The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Vol. II, 3th American ed., was written by Jonathan Pereira in 1854.