-You must boil the tender roots of the ilex, and if their
bark be very thick and green, it must be cut into small parts, and
having poured in white wine, boil upon a gentle fire, until it appear
to you to be of the proper consistence, so as to be used for a liniment.
And it may be prepared in water after the same manner. Another, not
corrosive:-Old swine's [p. 342]
seam is to be rubbed in by itself, and it is
to be melted along with squill, the root of which is to be divided
and applied with a bandage. Next day it is to be fomented; and having
melted old swine's seam and wax, and mixed with them oil, frankincense,
and the shavings of lotus and vermilion, this is to be used as a liniment.
Having boiled the leaves of the wakerobin in wine and oil, apply a
bandage. Another:-When you have smeared the parts with old swine's
seam let the roots of asphodel be pounded in wine and triturated,
and rubbed in. Another:-Having melted old swine's seam, and mixed
with resin and bitumen, and having spread it on a piece of cloth and
warmed it at the fire, apply a bandage. When an ulcer has formed on
the back from stripes or otherwise, let squill, twice boiled, be pounded
and spread upon a linen cloth and bound on the place. Afterward the
grease of a goat, and fresh swine's seam, spodium, oil, and frankincense
are to be rubbed in.