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Guinea hen weed

Although he doesn’t describe the plant’s typical garlicky smell, Sloane does note how the milk and meat of cattle that eat it take on a taint, unless they are moved off the pasture for a week or so. He reported that the root was used medicinally as a cure for toothache – this cure is also recorded by later herbalists.
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