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Thither, too, are carried serichatum1 and gabalium, aroma. tics which the Arabians rear for their own consumption, and which are only known by name in our part of the world, though they grow in the same country as cinnamon and cassia. Still, however, serichatum does reach us occasionally, and is employed by some persons in the manufacture of unguents. It is purchased at the rate of six denarii per pound.

1 According to Poinsinet, these Arabic words derive their origin from the Slavonic; the first signifying a "cordial drug," or "alexipharmic," and the other a drug "which divides itself into tablets." It is impossible to divine what drugs are meant by these names.

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