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This plant was used as the main ingredient, by medieval clergy, in a preparation given to the accused who were to endure an ordeal by fire. Those receiving this treatment were seen as favoured by the clergy for being given this preparation. The sap was used, being smeared quickly over the hands. Reputedly this allowed the accused to hold a red hot iron without being burnt.