(From bacchus, mine, because it generally proceeds from hard drinking and intemperance). See Gutta rosacea.


(From Bacchus, because he was generally crowned with it). See Hedera terrestris.


The fish called mullet. See Mugilis.


(of bacca, a berry, and fero, I bear). An epithet added to the name of any tree, shrub, or plant, that bears berries.

Bacheri Pilulae Tonicae

See Ascites.


See Trochisci.


See Candela fumalis.


A kind of sponge usually sold in Russia, the powder of which takes away the livid marks of blows and bruises within a few hours. It differs, however,from the sponges and alcyoniums, as it is full of small hard grains, connected by friable herbaceous fibres, and grows under the water. It is only described by Bauxbaum, and its nature is not properly understood.

Badian Sem

See Anisum Indicum.


In Hippocrates it means few; but in P. AEgineta, it is an epithet for a malagma.

Bagnigge Wells Waters

These wells arc situated at the bottom of the hill on the southwest side of Islington; the water is clear, and tastes slightly brackish, like a weak solution of Epsom salt From a gallon of this water evaporated, Dr. Bevis. obtained 135 grains of insoluble earth, 257 of bitter purging salt, mixed with a marine salt, from whence they derive their purging quality. Dr. Monro thinks it probable that the salt of this water is mostly an Epsom salt, with a good deal of a bittern; because it runs easily per deliquium, and is very difficult to crystallize. In most constitutions three half pints are considered a full dose for purging.


(From bagno, Italian). A sweating house.


Various medicinal substances were usually confined in thin bags, and applied to the part affected. These were chiefly cordials applied to the pit of the stomach in deliquia; anodynes and antispasmodics to the pit of the stomach in hysteria and colic; and sedatives or discutients to the head in its diseases. Malt liquors are medicated or perfumed by substances in bags; and clothes scented in a similar way.

Bahei Coyolli

See Areca.

Bahel Schulli

An Indian tree; also called genista spinosa Indica verticillata flore purpureo caeru-leo. It resembles the barleria buxifolia Lin. Sp. Pi. 887; but is probably not the same, as the latter is represented in Rheed's 42d table, but the real species occurs in the 45th. It is of the family of the canthoides, and is a thorny shrub, of which there is one species growing in sandy ground, another in watery. A decoction of the roots is diuretic; the leaves boiled and sprinkled in vinegar have the same effect. Raii Hist.


See Plumbum.


See Musa.


Major and vulgaris, (from Balaena 1347 to cast, from its power in casting up water). See Cetus.

Balaena macrocephala. See Cete admirabile,


See Tamarindus.


(From Balanda 1348 a nut). See Fagus.