An inferior kind of camphor among the Arabians. The finest was called alcansuri; the second abriagi. The first was the natural exudation from the tree; the second was a very pure kind carefully sublimed. The azed was the present camphor of commerce.
(Indian). Called also pseudosycomorus,azadar, tacheni arbor, arbor fraxini folio flore caeruleo, zizipha Candida, ana-befiou. Acostae zodoaria Candida. Melia azederach Lin. Sp. Pi. 550. It is a tall tree in the island of Ceylon, and other parts of the East Indies. It resembles an ash; the fruit is like an olive, and from it oil is expressed for staining cotton: the pulp of the fruit is said to be poisonous, but the taste is not disagreeable. Another species is a native of the coast of Malabar; the m. azede-racta Lin. Sp. Pi. 550. The oil expressed from its fruit is used to cure bites of serpents, and to restore flexibility to contracted limbs. The leaves, infused in juice of lemons, are supposed to be vulnerary and anthelmintic. Wildenow has described two other species of similar virtues. See Raii Hist.
Red lead. See Plumbum.
And Azymar. See Cinnabaris.
A sort of moss that grows on rocks'
Burnt coppeb. See .AEs ustum.
A name for brass. It sometimes signifies the quicksilver of any metallic body. See Rebis. A Zragar. See AErugo AEris.
See Corallium rubrum.
A chemical preparation described by Albertus Magnus. It consists of quicksilver two parts, sulphur one-third, sal ammoniac one-fourth, mixed in a mortar, and set in a vessel over the fire till a bluish smoke arises: it must be then taken from the fire, the glass broke, and the contents powdered.
A Zyges, (from α, neg. and a yoke). See
(From α, neg. and ferment). Unfermented bread, as sea biscuit, which, Galen observes, is not very wholesome, except were the digestive powers arc too strong. See Bread.
B. See Argentum vivum.
(From to speak inarticulately; because the voice is apt to be inarticulate and confused in this disorder). See Incubus.
Cabbage or rape seed.
Are small roundish fruit that grows scattering upon trees and shrubs, and in that are distinguished from acini, which are berries hanging in clusters.
Baccae norlandicae, the berries of the rubus arc-ticus Lin. Sp. Pi. 708. Supposed to be cooling antiseptic, perhaps antiscorbutic.
Baccae bernudae. See Saponariae nuculae.
(From bacchus, wine,) from its fragrance resembling that liquor. Also called bacca Monspeliensis, conyza tertia Dioscorides, eupato-rium. Inuld dysenterica Lin. Sp. Pi. 1237. Great flea bane, ploughman's spikenard. It is a sweet-scented shrubby plant, used for making garlands; and delights in rough and dry grounds. The roots smell like cinnamon, and are a powerful emmenagogue; the leaves moderately astringent.