(Indian). So the Portuguese call a seed which is brought from Malabar, and is celebrated in the East Indies as a remedy in the colic. When the gout affects the stomach, these seeds are very effectual in dispelling the wind, and procuring speedy relief from this painful disorder; they sometimes relieve by procuring stools. The descriptions of travellers are not so minute as to enable us to refer it to its place in the Systema Naturae. Dr. Percival takes notice of these seeds in his Essays Med. and Exp. vol. ii.

Ajubatipita Brasilie Nsium

A shrub bearing fruit like an almond; but it is black, and contains much oil.


(α priv. and Ajuga 303 a yoke). See Cham.epitys.


Reptans. See Bugula.

Alabandicus Alaba Ndinus

Lapis, so called from Ala-banda, the place from whence it is taken. A blackish stone intermixed with sallow spots. It is pellucid, and looks as if it was divided by fissures into segments. Aetius says, that the powder of this stone makes grey hairs black. Probably black-lead.

Ala Bari

See Plumbum. I 2


An ointment. Myrepsus gives the formula, and says that it is the same as that with which Mary anointed the feet of Jesus Christ. Ala-bastrum also means a solid kind of white gypsum, of which utensils were formerly made; probably from Alabastrum, a town in Egypt, where it was plentifully produced.


See Ammoniacus sal.

Alae Internae|

Clitorides See Nymphae.

- - minores,

--------Magnae ossis sphenoidis. The two temporal apophyses of the os sphenoides.

- - parvae ossis sphenoidis. The two thin, sharp, transverse apophyses of the os sphenoides, which form the superior orbitary fissures.



Alafor And Alafort,

Alaia Phthisis

(From Alaia Phthisis 304 blind ). A wasting from a flux of humours from the head.


Supposed to be the alabandicus lapis.


See Argentum vivum.

Alamad . Antimony

See Antimonium.


A Terra, (from Alan 305 oily, and terra, earth,) English oker; called also alhanna. It is esteemed drying and astringent; its principal use is to mix with salts in distillation, in order to keep them from melting. It is probably the Samian stone, and the Terra Tripolitana.


(An Arabic term - ahlan, bitter).



(An Arabic word, from the same derivation). A vein betwixt the chin and upper lip, formerly opened to cure a foetid breath.

Ala Pouli

See Bilimbi.


(Indian). A stone found in little polished fragments in the East Indies, used externally to stop bleeding..