This is a page to be proofread from Salmon's Botanologia, 1710.
Where a Rheumatism has been so vehement that the Patient has roared out Night and Day with the Ve-hemency and Extremity of the pain, and has lain Bedrid for two whole Years together, not being able to use Hand or Foot, or in the least help themselves, not so much as to put their Hand to their Mouths ^ this Medicament, or Compofition, being given but five or fix times, has perfectly restored them, beyond all expectation. I commend it against a Rheumatism, as a Compofition which has no equal in the whole Republick of Medicine.
XVIII. The Elclluary. jjt. Pouder of Bryonie Roots, four ounces : Scammony in pouder, Liquorice in pouder, of each two ounces : Cloves, Ginger, in pouder, of each one ounce : Nutmegs in pouder, Ze-doary, of each half an ounce : Tartar vitriolate two ounces and half: Honey clarified, thirty fix ounces : mix and make an Eleltuary. It cures the Scurvy, Dropsie, and Gout; and is an admirable thinga-gainft the King's-Evil: It produces the Terms in Women, and expels the Dead Child ·, and cleanses the Stomach, and other Bowels, of Cold, Raw, Windy, Slimy, Tartarous and Griping Humors: Dose, in .a Bolus, from one dram to two drams in the Morning fasting.
XIX. The Pare u I a. It has the Virtues of the Juice and Essence, but not altogether so violent; it may be given, say Authors, from five to ten grains but in ltrong Bodies you may give it from ten grains to twenty : mix it with Honey, the Pulp of a Prune or Roafted Apple, or some such like substance, and so let it be taken in the Morning: being mixed with die Distilled Water or Essence, or any other proper Waih, it cleanses the Skin, and takes away Wrinkles, Freckles, Lentils, Spots, black and blew Marks, Tanning, Sun-Wning, and the like ·, let it be bid upon the Skin, and fullered to dry on.
XX. The Pessary. It is made of the folid substance of the Root: being put to the Womb, it provokes the Terms in Women, opens Obstructions of the Womb, and educes both Birth and After-birth, as also the Dead Child.
XXI. The Saline Tincture. Taken inwardly to a dram, or more, in some proper Liquor, it provokes the Terms, and facilitates the Birth: and outwardly applied, it removes all the Vices and Deformities of the Skin, as effectually as either Essence or Eaecula. You must waih therewith, and fuller it to dry on, repeating it several times a day, if the Disease is inveterate.
XXII. The Bath of the Root and whole Plant. It is peculiar against all external Defedations of the Skin as also to open Obstructions of the Womb, and educe the Terms, and to cleanse it from all other Recrements of Humors, the Patient fitting for some time therein, and repeating it, if need be.
XXIII. The Cataplasm of the Root. Being bruised and applied Cataplaifn-wife to any place-where Bones are broken, it helps to draw them sorth: and being mixt with a little Wine, and applied, it breaks Boils, and draws forth Puihes, and is good against Felons and Whitloes, which infeft the fingers ends, and Roots of the Nails. It is also good to cleanse the Skin from Morphew, Leprofie, Scabs and Manginess.
XXIV. The Oil or Ointment. It is made by boiling the bruised Root in Oil Olive, or Hogs-Lard, or Oil mixt with Beef or Mutton. Suet, &c. they being anointed with it, diflblve or discusses recent Tu-mots, help Contusions, and take away black and blew Marks which come from blows or falls and withal remove most of the other deformities of the Skin, if applied for some reasonable time.
CHAP. XC. BRYONIE Black.
L /TP HE Names. It is called in Greek "A^a©-
j- y.ih&ivAy £ BfvavU μιλαί/Λ: In Latin, Vitis nigra, and B/yonia nigra. In Engiifh, Black Bryonie.
II. The Kinds. There are three kinds of this: I. 'Αμπίλ®- dyexa.y and ^Aairce, Vitis Sylvestris, and Vitis nigra, Bryonia nigra, Bryonia nigra Sylvcfirps, Bryonia nigra communis, Sigillum Sancla Man*, Common Black Bryonie : but why it should be called Vitis Sylvefir is, or Wild Vine, I know not, because there is a Vitis Sylvefir is, which is Vin if era, and differs but little from the true manured Vine, but that it grows Wild, and beais few or no Grapes but Pliny I suppose was the cause of it, who, lib. cap. 1. being not able to distinguish them, confounded 'em, and made them all one. 2. Bryonia, nigra Baccifera, Black Bryonie with fingle Red Berries : This Bauhinus in his Prodromus calls Bryonia Sylvefir is Baccifera, and in his Pinax, Bryonia Idtvls, five nigra rBaccif era. 3. Bryonia nigra Diofco-ridis, Vitis nigra, ( ita ditfa au acinis, radiceque nigris, & quod Vitis fimiliiudinem habet: ) κ#-tis Chironia, The true Black Bryonie of Dioscorides.
III. The description. It has a Root which is brownish, or enclimng to blackish on the outside, in some places by long standing, but white within ·, it is large if tt grozvs in moist grounds ; but much smaller and whiter, if it grows in dry, hard, and stony places, as Dalechampius says, somewhat hot; and of a fhaip taste i from this Root arises long trailing Branches, without any clafping tendrels i, but by reason of the vaft number of Branches, and their tenderness, it takes hold of, and climbs upon those things which ft and next to it, tho'eafie to be loofed therefrom, contrary to the other kinds. Tt?e
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