Herva

De Anil Lusitanis. See Indicum.

Hesperis

(From Hesperis 4174 the evening, so named because it smells most in the evening). Hesperis matro-nalis Lin. Sp. Pl. 9 27. It is said to be diaphoretic and antiseptic; but is unknown in modern practice.

Hesperis allium. See Alliaria.

Heterogeneus

(From Heterogeneus 4175 alterum, and kind). See Anomoeomeres. Heterorrythmus, (from another, and number). See Arythmus.

Hetich Indis Americanum

Vel AEThi-Opicum. A species of turnip in America, with leaves like those of briony: the root is as thick as two fists, and a foot and a half long. It is agreeable food, and aperitive.

Heud

Or Heudeen, (heud, Arabic). See Agallochum.

Hexagynia

(From Hexagynia 4179 six, and a woman).

A class of plants, so named because they have six pistils, or female organs.

Hexandria

(From Hexandria 4181 sex, and vir). The name of the sixth class of Linnaeus's system, comprehending those plants which have hermaphrodite flowers, with six equal stamens.

Hexis

Hexis 4183 (from to have). A habit. It is a permanent habit, in opposition to diathesis, or a transient disposition, which may more easily be removed. See Consuetudo.

Hibernicus Lapis

(From Hibenia, Ireland).

Irish slate, tegula Gallis, ardesia Hibernica; lapis fissilia Hibernicua; argille schistense tabulaire Hauy, iv.

147; argillite of Kirwan; is a kind of slate, or soft stone, found in Ireland and other countries, of a bluish black colour, staining the hands. When powdered it is whitish at first, but soon grows blacker; yielding in the fire sulphureous fumes, and acquiring a pale red colour. It is an argillaceous earth, with flint, lime, magnesia, and iron in a very small proportion. It is supposed to be an astringent, and was formerly given in haemorrhages, and to prevent the bad effects of bruises. It is now totally neglected. See Lewis's Materia Medica. Neumann's Chemical Works.

Hibiscus

(From Hibiscus 4185 a stork; said to chew and inject it as a clyster). See Althaea and Ketmia. Hibiscus abelmoschus. See Abelmoschus. Hidro'a, (from sweat,) pustules appearing in some constitutions, from sweating. It is the symptomatic kind of miliary fever called Boa, q. v. See Desudatio and Phlyctis.