The following are generally considered as species of botrys.

Botrts. The oak of Cappadocia or of Jerusalem; also called artemisia, ambrosia, chenopodium, and atri-plex odora, or suaveolenus. It is the chenopodium bo-trys Lin. Sp. Pi. 320.

Botrys Mexicana. The Mexican tea. C also botrys ambrosioides Mexicana, chenopodium Mexi-canum, botrys Americana, Spanish tea, and Aretmisian botrys. Chenopodium ambrosoides Lin..sp. Pi. 320.

These plants are natives of the southern par Europe; they are sown annually in our gardens. The leaves and flowery heads have a strong but not unpleasant scent, are aromatic and acrid to the taste. It' they are much handled, an unctuous resinous juice adheres to the fingers.

The proper menstruum for their active matter is rectified spirit of wine; but boiling water also takes up the greatest part of their virtue. An infusion drunk as tea is useful in palsy, weakness, coughs, and humoral asthmas. The seeds are said to be carminative and anthelmintic. They are ranked among the antispasmodies: the former is the weakest.