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Elecampane and Amrida

Sweetmeats which confer immortality (Latin, helenium campana ) or inula campana) Pliny tells us the plant so called sprang from Helen's tears. The sweetmeat so called is a coarse sugar-candy. There was also an electuary so called, said to cure wounds given in fight.

Here, take this essence of elecampane;
Rise up, Sir George, and fight again.

Miracle Play of St. George.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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