CHAP. 87.—THIRTEEN REMEDIES DERIVED FROM THE MELILOTE.
again, applied with the yolk of an egg, or
else linseed, effects the cure of diseases of the eyes. It assuages
pains, too, in the jaws and head, applied with rose oil; and,
employed with raisin wine, it is good for pains in the ears, and
all kinds of swellings or eruptions on the hands. A decoction
of it in wine, or else the plant itself beaten up raw, is good
for pains in the stomach. It is equally beneficial, too, for
maladies of the uterus; and for diseases of the testes, prolapsus
of the fundament, and all other diseases of those parts, a decoction is made of it, fresh-gathered, in water or in raisin wine.
With the addition of rose oil, it is used as a liniment for carcinoma. Boiled in sweet wine, it is particularly useful for the
treatment of the ulcers known as "melicerides."2