See Calcis aqua majus Composita.
(From a pound). See Pondus.
(From to lick; because used in the action of licking). Fore .finger. See Index.
(From lichen, and likeness).
See Lichen Islandicus.
Ligatura veneris. Camphor, which is supposed to check the venereal appetite. See Camphora.
(From Liguira, the country where it flourished). See Levisticum.
See Seseli vulgare.
(From ligo, to bind, from its use in making bands). Privet.
Ligustrc.m Indicum; alcanna, Cyprus Dioscoridis et Plinii, elhanne Arabum. Eastern privet; the henna of the Turks and Moors, and lausonia inermis Lin. Sp. Pl. 498. It is reckoned emmenagogue, but is little used, except to impart a red colour to the nails of women and the beards of men.
Phillyrea, or mock privet, is said to be an astringent; but, like the rest, is neglected in practice.
Ligustrum vllgare, ligustrum Germanicum primprint, or common Privet; ligustrum vulgare Lin. Sp. Pl. 10; is a shrub with rough pliant branches, and much used for hedges in gardens; the flowers grow in spikes, and are of a whitish colour, followed by clusters of black berries: they appear in May and June; the berries are ripe in September.
There are other plants of this name reckoned somewhat astringent, and useful in hysteric disorders, but they are never used.
(From lilium, the lily, which it resembles). Spider wort. Phalan-gium allobrogicum, anthericum liliastrum Lin. Sp. Pi. 445. This plant is chiefly used as an ornament in gardens, though it is said to resist poison, and to be useful in relieving cholic.
(From lilium, and hyacin-thus, because its roots resemble those of the lily, and the flowers those of the hyacinth). The lily hyacinth. Scilla lilio hyacinthus Lin. Sp. Pl. 442. The roots like those of the lily, promote suppuration.
Snails. The common garden snail; Umax agrestis Lin. Syst. Natur. 1082, is viscid and glutinous, supposed to be highly nutrient, and employed sometimes, seemingly with advantage, in hectics. The gluten of the /, maximus cinereusl.. 1081, is used as are-solvent liniment in glandular tumours. See Mollusca.
(From lima, a file). See Ferrum.
(From a marsh, from its colour,) sea lavender; statice limonium Lin. Sp. Pl. 394, is astringent, and said to be given with success in diarrhceas,dysenteries,menorrhagia,and all kindsof haemorrhages. The roots and leaves are chiefly used. A name also for behen rubrum and beta sylvestris.