A plant on the sea coasts of Syria. It is called an-drosace, (from man, and a cure.)
Two drams of this herb, or of its seed, taken in wine, powerfully promote urine. The species is uncertain.
Hypericum, androsaemum, Lin. Sp. Pi. 1102. Also called Siciliana, clymenum Italorum, ascyrus, ascyos, hypericum, ciciliana, dionysias. In English it is named tutsan, Or All-heal, Park-leaves, and St. Peter's Wort.
It grows in hedges and thickets. Two drams are moderately purgative, but it is rarely used.
The name androsaemum is from a man, and blood, for it makes the fingers red if they rub it. Tutsan is a corruption of the French words, tout-sain, which signifies all-heal.
An endemic disease on the coast of Malabar. It is called in the language of the country the popular water rupture, and is in reality Hydrocele, q. v. The disease is supposed to arise from the brackish water, and is preceded by an erysipelas of the scrotum. It is prevented by putting at the bottom of the wells some pure sand, through which the water filters, and is rendered more pure. The partial remedy of tapping is the only one employed, and this is frequently repeated.
(From to ascend,) so called from its quick growth. See Anchusa.
(From α, neg. and suppurated,) not admitting of suppuration.
Or Aneilesis, (from to roll up, or involve). An involution of the bowels from flatulence or gripes.
V(from wind). The name of a disorder which Hippocrates mentions, but does not describe; probably flatulence.
(From , wind,) so called because it will not open its flowers till blown upon by the wind. Wind flower, or corn rose. Called also phenion. A. hepatica Lin. Sp. Pi. 758. The root of the scarlet anemonies is detersive if bruised while fresh, and applied to ulcers, and on the skin it raises blisters. The herb hath been used in collyriums and errhines. See Hepatic a nobilis.
Anemone Pulsatilla. See Pulsatilla nigricans.
(From the wind flower, and forma) also called memorosa, ranunculus, phragmits albus vernus. The wood anemone; resembling in virtues the garden anemone.