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1 See B. xix. c. 1. The rich mucilage of linseed makes it extremely valuable, in a medicinal point of view, for poultices. This mucilage is found in the perisperm more particularly; the kernel containing a fixed oil, which is extremely valuable for numerous purposes. The account given by Pliny and the other ancient writers of the medicinal uses of linseed, is, in general, correct.
2 "Inspersum," sprinkled with boiling water; like oatmeal for porridge, probably.
3 It would be of no use whatever for such a purpose, Fée says.
4 "Emendat." By bringing them off probably.
5 It would be of no utility for hernia, Fée says, or for the cure of gan- grenous sores.
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