Junctura

(From jungo, to join). See Articu-i.atio.

Jus

(because in families it was distributed in just proportions). Broth; brodium. Broths made of the lean parts of beef or mutton are very nourishing; in weak worn out constitutions strong broths cannot be digested, and their strength should always be proportioned to the digestive powers. . Justicia. See Adhatoda. Juvantia, Adjuvantia, (from juvo, and adjuvo, to assist). Medicines or aliments that assist, opposed to laedentia, such as injure. When the nature of a distemper was doubtful or unknown, the ancients prescribed some innocent medicines which they were' well acquainted with, and according as they were serviceable or otherwise, though in a small degree, they formed some judgment of the future method of proceeding. These approximations were technically styled juvantia and laedentia.

Juventus

(From juvo, to help., because at this period of life persons began to be useful). See .AEtas.

Juxtangina

(From juxta, near, and angina, a quinsy). A species of quinsy. See Paracynanche.

Kaath

(See Terra Japonica). Even in a very late work, the Dictionary of Natural History, it is said to be the inspissated juice of the barleria hystrix, probably the b. prionitis Lin. Sp. Pl. 887, brought to a greater consistence with farina and saw dust.

Kabolossa

See China occidentalis.

Kadal

This shrub grows in the East Indies, and is probably the melastoma malabathrica Lin. Sp. Pl. 559, though greatly resembling in habit the osbeckia ehinenaia. The fruit, when ripe, is eaten, and calicoes are dyed with the juice.

Kadanaru

See Aloes hepatica.

Kaeku Ria

See Elemi.

Kaempferia Rotunda

See Zedoaria.

Kaha

See Curcuma.

Kara moullox, kaha mullu. An East Indian siliquose tree. The bark is boiled in milk, and is said to cure a diabetes and gonorrhoea. Raii Historia.

Kara niara. An East Indian tree, the leaves of which destroy worms. See Raii Historia.

Kaka-toddali. Paulina Asiatica Lin. Sp. Pl. 524. A small shrub growing in Malabar, used in various disorders, from a redundancy of serum. Raii Historia.

Kalenzi

Kansja 'va. See Bangue.

Kamsin

The hot winds blowing over the burning sands of the desert, and reaching Egypt about the period of the equinox. The fatal effects of this wind are in part owing to its containing a considerable proportion of inflammable air, probably from the decomposed water, and in part from its great heat and dryness. The effects of the Samiel of the Desert, a wind nearly resembling the kamsin, is described with great pathos and eloquence by Bruce. See Volney's and Bruce's Travels.

Kanelli

A name of two East Indian evergreen trees, the flowers of which are used in diarrhoeas; but they are not found in the systems of the botanists. See Raii Historia.

Kannaghoraka

See Carcapuli linco-tani.

Kaolin

One of the ingredients of the Chinese porcelain, probably a growan clay, or a decomposed granite.