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4 But if there is paralysis of the tongue, which sometimes occurs of itself, sometimes is produced by some disease, so that the man's speech is not distinct, he should gargle a decoction of thyme, hyssop or mint; drink only water; have the head, face, the parts under the chin and the neck smartly rubbed; the tongue itself smeared with laser; chew very acrid materials, mustard, onion, garlic, and strive with all his force to pronounce words; hold his breath at exercise; frequently pour cold water over his head; on occasion eat a quantity of radish and then vomit.
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