Materia Indica; Or, Some Account of Those Articles which are Employed by the Hindoos and Other Eastern Nations, in Their Medicine, Arts, and Agriculture ...

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826 - Materia medica
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Page 256 - Take five seers of the small castor-oil nuts, and soak them for one night in cold water ; next morning strain this water off and throw it away, and put the nuts into a second quantity of fresh water, and boil them in it for two hours ; after which strain the water off and throw it away, as in the first instance : the nuts are then to be dried in the sun...
Page 344 - When the young Rose, in crimson gay, Expands her beauties to the day, And foliage fresh her leafless boughs o'erspread ; In homage to her sovereign power, Bright regent of each subject flower, Low at her feet the violet bends its head.
Page 541 - Eastern nations were the first who employed mercury t in the cure of some of their obstinate cutaneous and leprous affections ; and it may be questioned, whether the natives of India were before the Arabians, or only second in order, in availing themselves of the virtues of that powerful mineral. We are told by Le Clerc, in his " Histoire de la Medicine
Page 415 - Indian practitioners, and is reckoned so valuable in the indigestions, stomach-aches, and bowel affections of children, that there is a penalty incurred by any druggist who will not open his door in the middle of the night and sell it if demanded.
Page 249 - ... weaning. The nutmeg tree is a native of the Molucca islands, but is principally cultivated at Banda, and of late years at Batavia, Sumatra, and Penang. There is an inferior and long-shaped kind of nutmeg, common on Borneo, and an export from Passier* to India, and there is a wild sort (cat jadicai), frequently to be met with in some of the woods of Southern India, especially in Canara, which Dr. Buchanan thinks might be greatly improved by cultivation. The true nutmeg tree now grows to a tolerable...
Page 188 - India. It appears designed to answer the purpose of defending the eggs from injury, and affording food for the maggot in a more advanced state. It is formed into cells, finished with as much art and regularity as a honeycomb, but differently arranged ; and the inhabitants collect it twice a year, in the months of February and August.
Page 567 - The solid metals are to be first mixed together by fusion, and the mercury added when the mixture is almost cold. A very gentle heat is sufficient to fuse this amalgam. In this state it is poured into a clean glass globe, intended to be silvered, by means of a paper funnel, which reaches to the bottom.
Page 72 - Triv. Willd.) See Spec. Plant. Willd. vol. ii. p. 477. This fragrant, pleasant tasted, and pungent aromatic bark, is a favourite medicine of the native practitioners of India, who consider it as tonic, cordial, and stimulant, and give it in doses of from eight grains to a scruple. From the bark there is prepared by maceration in sea-water and then distilling with a slow fire, an essential oil, which in Ceylon is considered as of great efficacy as a rubefacient in cases of sprains. The...
Page 558 - ... at Ratieborziz in Bohemia. Captain Arthur, he states, was the first who discovered this metal in small quantities in Mysore, both in its native state, in thin plates, adhering to some specimens of gold crystallized in minute cubes, and mineralised with sulphur, iron, and earthy matter, forming a kind of brittle sulphuretted silver ore. Dr.
Page 321 - ... three-quarters of a pint remain ; of this when cold a wineglassful may be drunk every half hour, till the whole is taken...