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Epsom Salts





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Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4.7H2O, used as a cathartic and to
reduce inflammation.

ergot
Fungus (Claviceps purpurea) infecting cereal plants; forms compact black
masses of branching filaments that replace many of the grains of the
host plant. Disease caused by such a fungus. The dried sclerotia of
ergot obtained from rye is a source of several medicinal alkaloids and
lysergic acid.





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