Beidelsar And Beidellopar

A species of Asclepias, perhaps the a. gigantea Lin. Sp. Pi. 312, used in Africa as a remedy for fever and the bites of serpents. The caustic juice which issues from the roots, when wounded, is used by the negroes to destroy venereal and similar swellings. It resembles the apocy-num and anemone.


Called also the habilla de Carthagena, bean of Carthagena, perhaps from the Hippocratea volubilis Lin. Sp. Pi. 50. It is a kind of bean in South America, and is famed for being an effectual antidote against the poison of all serpents, if a small quantity is eaten immediately. This bean is the peculiar product of the jurisdiction of Carthagena.


(Indian). A particular kind of bark of Madagascar, which was first presented by M. Saillant to the college of physicians at Paris. It is thin, of a yellowish colour externally, reddish within, and to the taste slightly bitter and astringent. It is said to be of considerable efficacy in diarrhoeas.


(From Belemnoides 1406 a dart, and shape). Beloides, and Belenoides: a name for the processus styloides, and of the process at the lower end of the ulna.


See Balsamum.


See Covalam.


(Indian). Called frutex Indicus baccifer. An Indian berry bearing shrub, a decoction of which is cooling. Raii Hist. The mussaenda frondosa Lin. Sp. Pi. 251.


(From bella donna, handsome lady, Italian). It is so called because the ladies of Italy use it to take away the too florid colour of their complexion. See Solanum lethale.

Bellegu Belleregi Belnileg

Bel-lericji. See Myrobalani bellerici.


(From bellis, the daisy; and Bellidioides 1408 form). See Bellis major.


Quasi Beli-oculus, a white gum dedicated to Bel, the Assyrian idol. A sort of precious stone resembling the eye; hence supposed to be good against its disorders.


See Colica,

Bellonio And Bellonis

So called in honour of Petrus Bellonius. See Cedrus folio Cypri.


De Aquat. An abbreviation of Petrus Bellonius de Aquatilibus.

Bellosti Pillulae

Belost's pills. Bellosti Pillulae 1409 hydrargyri purificati, iv. in syr. e spin. cervin. i. extinct. resin. jalappii et pulv. colocynth.āā i. f. massa cujus cap. 3 ss. 2dovel 3 tia quaq. nocte.

Bellu Tta Tsjampacam

(Indian), Called also amelpo and amelpodi. The name of a large tree in Malabar. The root, powdered and taken with ginger, promotes sweat. A decoction of the leaves is a good expectorant, and it is said to be of service against the bites of serpents. Raii Hist.


In medical language means the state of the intestines; as a bound belly, a loose belly.

Belly of a muscle. The larger fleshy part, in contradistinction to the smaller or tendinous extremities.