Arbutus Papyracea

Called also papyracea, fragaroides, ferentis, fragaria. The strawberry tree. The fruit of this tree, called unedo, comarus, and meemacylon, is slightly cooling and relaxing, aperient, and a promoter of the urinary and alvine secretions: mixed with watery liquors the juice forms an useful drink in fevers. The jellies and inspissated juices are less flatulent than the raw fruit. See Fraga.

This strawberry is like a quince tree, and is common in the south of Europe.

Arbutus u'va ursi. See Uva ursi.


Bals. vel Linim. vel Ung. See Elemi.


See Ochra.


(From area, a chest). A secret, or a medicine whose preparation is kept from the world to enhance its value.

Arcanum corallinum. See Mercurius coralli-nus.

Arcanum duplex, or duplicatum. See Ni- . trum.

Arcanum joviale, is a preparation of tin and quicksilver amalgamated and digested in spirit of nitre, but now disused.

Arcanum materiale. Among the chemists it is a specific extract, supposed to be allied to the matter of our bodies.

Arcanum tartari. Terra foliata tartari. See Diureticus sal.


(From Arceuthos 1134 evil, and to drive away). So called, because the smell of its leaves keeps off noxious animals. See Juniperus.


GeLica. See Angelica, and Lamium album.


Arche 1138 The first attack of a disease; its first stage; or that time of the disorder in which the patient first takes to his bed, or in which help might be effectual.

Archegenus Morbus

(From Archegenus Morbus 1139 the Beginning, and to be). Holding the first rank in diseases. See Acutus morbus.


Corrupted from the Arabic alkenda, the ligustrum, or privet. A powder prepared of the Egyptian privet, to be applied to the feet to check their fetid odour.


(From Archezostis 1141 extremity, and

Archezostis 1143 to bind). Because its tops or tendrils are apt to bind round whatever is in its reach. See Bryonia alba.


(From Archiater 1144 chief, and, a physician). The principal physician at a court.


(From Archimia 1146 chief, and chemistry). The art of changing imperfect into perfect metals.


(From Architholus 1148 and a chamber).

See Archicolum.