Until we learn the use of living words we shall continue to be waxworks inhabited by gramophones.
—Walter de la Mare, English poet and novelist, The Observer, May 12, 1929
|Top radical is 'plant', bottom is 'pleasure' (楽), acting phonetically to express 'cure'. Thus, 'curative plant', originally an herbal medication. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Medicinal plant gives pleasure.'|