And Bononian Phosphorus.
It is a small, grey, soft, glossy, fibrous, sulphureous stone, about the size of a walnut. When broken, a kind of crystal, or starry talc, is found in it. This stone is met with in the neighbourhood of Bologna, in Italy; and, when duly prepared, makes a species of phosphorus.
This phosphorus gradually emits light for six or eight hours after being exposed to it. As a medicine, the stone is caustic and emetic; and the phosphorus itself has been highly injurious, when used as a medicine.
An abbreviation for Jacobius Bontius, a writer of good credit.
Na. See Phaseolus.
(From filth). Feculent, Muddy, Dirty, Earthy.
(From to make a noise). A rumbling noise, excited by wind in the bowels.
(Greek). Great eaters.
(From food). Salted fish eaten raw.
The Zail of the Ethiopians. It is a disease epidemic about the river Senegal, principally infesting the pudenda, but different from the lues venerea, though owing to immoderate venery. In the men it is called asab, in the women ossa batus.
Vel Borago, formerly written Co-rago, the C being now changed into B, (from cor, the heart, because it was supposed to comfort the heart and spirits). Borrage. Also called buglossum verum, buglossum latifolium, borago officinalis Lin. Sp. Pi. 197. Nat. order asperifoliae; boragineae of Jussieu.
The leaves are succulent; their medical qualities are not discernible until the juice is separated by pressure, and are then inconsiderable. A decoction of them affords a small quantity of the nitrous and muriatic salts. The leaves are ranked among coolers, and the flowers among cordials. See also Buglossum.
A syrup is prepared from the leaves in France, and used in pleurisies and inflammatory fevers. It is sometimes put into negus, forming what is called a cold tankard.
It is also a name in the East Indies of an ointment in which are the roots of turmeric.
(From to bellow). The bull, cow, ox, heifer, or any other of the neat kind. See Aliment.
As a medicinal article, we may reckon beef tea, which is thus made: Cut a pound of the leanest part of a buttock of beef into thin slices, add to it two pints of boiling water; keep the water just below the boiling state, and let it infuse for near an hour, having previously added about twenty or thirty pepper corns and a little mace. By infusing only, it retains the lightest parts of the nutritious lymph, which boiling dissipates, and seems more agreeable to stomachs greatly debilitated. It may be salted when drunk.