| [p. 338]the flowers
of copper, myrrh, dried pomegranate rind. Another:-Of the roasted
flower of copper half a drachm, of myrrh two half-drachms, of saffron
three drachms, of honey a small quantity, to be boiled with wine.
Another:-Of frankincense a drachm, of gall a drachm, of saffron three
drachms; let each of these be dried and finely levigated, then, having
mixed, triturate in a very strong sun, pouring in the juice of an
unripe grape, until it become of a gelatinous consistence, for three
days; then let them be allowed to macerate in an austere, dark-colored,
fragrant wine, which is gradually poured upon them. Another:-Boil
the roots of the holmoak in sweet white wine; and when it appears
to be properly done, having poured off two parts of the wine, and
of the lees of wine as free of water as possible one part; then boil,
stirring it, so that it may not be burnt, at a gentle fire, until
it appear to have attained the proper consistence. Another:-The other
things are to be the same; but, not withstanding, instead of the wine,
use the strongest white vinegar, and dip into it wool as greasy as
can be procured, and then, moistening it with the lees of oil, boil,
and pour in the juice of the wild fig-tree, and add Melian alum, and
natron, and the flowers of copper, both toasted. This cleanses the
ulcers better than the former, but the other is no less desiccant.
Another:-Dip the wool in a very little water; and then, having added
a third part of wine, boil until it attain the proper consistence.
By these, recent ulcers are most speedily prevented from getting into
a state of suppuration.
Another:-Sprinkle on it dried wakerobin, and add the green bark of
the fig-tree, pounding it in the juice: do this with or without wine,
and along with honey. Another:-Boiling the shavings of lotus with
vinegar (the vinegar should be white); then mix the lees of oil and
raw tar-water, and use it as a liniment or wash, and bandage above.
These things in powder prevent recent wounds from suppurating, or
they may be used for cleansing the sore along with vinegar, or for
sponging with wine.
Another:-Sprinkle (on the sore?) lead finely triturated with the recrement
of copper; and sprinkle on it, also, the shavings of lotus, and the
scales of copper, and alum, and chalcitis, with copper, both alone,
and with the shavings of lotus. And other-