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LEXICON OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

LEXICON OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS1

  • Acacia, ἄκανθα Αἰγυπτία, Acacia Arabica. See Gum
  • Alexanders, ἱπποσέλινον, Smyrnium Olusatrum
  • Alkanet, σχεδιάς, Anchusa tinctoria, the lesser and the greater
  • All-heal, πάνακες, Ferulago galbanifera
  • All-heal juice, χαλβάνη
  • Almond, ἀμυγδάλη, fruit of the Prunus Amygdalus
  • Almond, bitter oil of, νέτωπον
  • Alum, στυπτηρίη, a white crystalline compound of aluminum and ammonium sulfate with marked astringent properties; Egyptian and Melian varieties are mentioned
  • Anemone, ἀνεμώνη, Anemone coronaria
  • Anise, ἄννησον, Pimpinella Anisum
  • Aphronitrum, ἀφρὸς νίτρου (= ἀφρόνιτρον), “a fungus-like growth that appears on recently built walls, and that consists of soda sulphate or carbonate, sometimes of magnesium sulphate, and occasionally ... of potash nitrate.” Sydenham Soc. Lex.
  • Aristolochia, ἀριστολοχία, Aristolochia rotunda
  • Aromatic herb or spice, ἄρωμα (= ἡδύσματα)
  • Arsenic, red, σανδαράκη (= σανδαράχη), As2 S2, also called realgar or orpiment
  • Artemisia herb, ἀρτεμισίη ποίη, Artemisia arborescens
  • Ashes, κονία
  • Asphalt, ἄσφαλτος
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