"All-healing." I.e. "the all-healing," a herb that was rumored to cure all ailments. The ancient Greeks personified her as as a minor goddess who symbolizes the power of healing through herbs. She was regarded as a daughter (or sometimes sister) of Asclepius, and had a temple at Oropus.



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