from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The lesser or thyme-dodder, Cuscuta Epithymum. See
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The most gentle purges to begin with, are  senna, cassia, epithyme, myrabolanea, catholicon: if these prevail not, we may proceed to stronger, as the confection of hamech, pil.
As syrup of borage (there is a famous syrup of borage highly commended by Laurentius to this purpose in his tract of melancholy), de pomis of king Sabor, now obsolete, of thyme and epithyme, hops, scolopendria, fumitory, maidenhair, bizantine, &c.
Polypody and epithyme are, without all exceptions, gentle purgers of melancholy.