A tumour in the region of the spleen which often follows agues, and was once said to be owing to the use of the bark. It is, however, now very rare; and much more so since the bark has been generally employed.
An Arabic word- (agul, a circle). The Syrian thorn was so called, because of its pliancy, from whence they made bands of it. For its other properties, see Alhagi.
(An Indian term). See Sagittaria alexipharmaca.
(From a crowd of people, or from to gather together). Quacks, mountebanks, or people who go from place to place to sell medicines, were called circulatores, circumforanei, and pharmacopole; the last of which, though proper to any seller of medicine, yet was strictly applied to mountebanks.
The Hebrew name of lign. aloes.
And Ahmella. See Acmella.
The name of a fruit in Brasil, the size of a ches-nut, white, and shaped like the water caltrops; it is poisonous. The tree is as large as a pear-tree, the bark white and full of juice, the leaves are always green, the flower consists of one leaf, formed like a funnel, divided at the edge; a Distil arises from the cup, which is the fruit. Incisions in the bark emit a milky liquor that smells like garlic. It is the cerbera ahouai of Lin. Sp. Pi. 303. The smell is very offensive, and the nut a violent poison. The shells are, however, employed by the Brasilians as ornaments. Father Labat calls it the rattle-snake nut; as, when applied in the form of a cataplasm, it is said to cure the bites of that serpent. It is, however, suspected that the good father has mistaken the tree; since his description does not agree with the plants raised in the botanic garden at Paris.
The Sulpher of arsenic.
Ai Gre Di Cedre. See Citreum.
Ai LM Ad. See Antimonum.
(Indian words). See Cassada.
( , to take away;) so named, because it ought to be removed. See Lolium.
(From to perceivej.
See Sensorium commune.
The bugula of Jussieu. The plant used in medicine is the.a. reptans Lin. Sp. Pi., the common bugle; consolida media of medical authors. It is a slight astringent, and has been styled a vulnerary. To this genus, Dr. Smith has annexed the tucrium chamae pitys,the ground pine. See Chamaepitys.
( always, and vivo, to live). See
Aloidf.s. It is also a name for sedum.