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A plant of Centaury from a 13th century Anglo-Norman herbal. The plant is named after Chiron the Centaur who in Ancient Greek legend cured a wound from a poisoned arrow with Centaury. The Anglo-Saxons used it as a treatment for snake bite.

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A plant of Centaury from a 13th century Anglo-Norman herbal.  The plant is named after Chiron the Centaur who in Ancient Greek legend cured a wound from a poisoned arrow with Centaury. The Anglo-Saxons used it as a treatment for snake bite.