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There is also an eye-salve1 which is indebted to this plant for its name. The lees2 of the extract of saffron, employed in the saffron unguent known as "crocomagma," have their own peculiar utility in cases of cataract and strangury. These lees are of a more warming nature than saffron itself; the best kind is that which, when put into the mouth, stains the teeth and saliva the colour of saffron.

1 "Collyrium." Saffron is still the base of certain eye-salves.

2 Formed, most probably, of all the insoluble substances contained in the oil employed in making the "unguentum crocinum."

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