Cassave Cassavi

See Cassada.


Eau de, or eau de casse-lunette. It is water distilled from the flowers of the cyanus.


(From its resemblance to cassis, a hood; or helmet); Lysimachia galericulata; Scutellaria gale -riculata Lin. Sp. Pi. 835. Hooded loose strife.

Lysimachia caerulea galericulata, or gratiola caerulea, (from Lysimachus, the inventor). Hooded Willow Herb.

Dr. Turner says it was called lertianaria, from its' use in intermitting fevers; it is bitter, stinks like garlic, but is never used.


See Coriandrum.


See Alcali.


A kind of humid suffumigation described by Marcellus.


See Saccharum.


See Acajaiba.


Called also bengalle Indorum, rysagon, and casminar. The root brought from the East Indies in irregular slices is tuberous, an inch or more thick, marked on the surface with circles or joints like the galangal: it is brown on the outside, and of a dusky yellow within. We have no certain account of the plant from which it is taken.

This root was introduced by Marloe as a medicine of uncommon efficacy in nervous diseases; at present it is used as a stomachic, but not so generally as it seems to deserve. It is warm and aromatic, slightly bitter, in smell resembling ginger, or zedoary, from which it differs in being milder. Spirit of wine extracts all its virtue; and, if the tincture is evaporated, it remains in the extract. Lewis's Mat. Med.


(From the Arabic term kesut). See Cuscuta.


(From castro, to castrate). In botany it means having the filament without the anthera, or part which contains the dust of impregnation. In medicine, those unhappy beings who, to preserve the voice from the changes produced by puberty, are thus mutilated in early infancy. In the East, the same operation is practised to qualify them as safe guardians of the women.


See Dysenteria.


(From cado, to fall out, or occur). This word signifies the same as symptoma; but sometimes any thing fortuitous or spontaneous; or a fall from an eminence. In Paracelsus it signifies a present distemper, as well as an entire history of a disease.


See Ambalam.


(From Catablema 1760 to place round).

The outermost fillet which secures the rest of the bandage; also fimbria. Hippocrates, secundum Galenum. Catachloos, (from Catablema 1761 and to make green). Galen styles it ' a very green colour.' It is applied to stools; and then catachola, very bilious, will be synonymous.


(From Catachriston 1763 to anoint).

A medicine applied by way of unction.


(From Gatachysis 1764 to pour out). An affusion.