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To an account of honey, that of wax is naturally appended, of the origin, qualities, and different kinds of which, we have previously made mention1 on the appropriate occasions. Every kind of wax is emollient and warming, and tends to the formation of new flesh; fresh wax is, however, the best. It is given in broth to persons troubled with dysentery, and the combs themselves are sometimes used in a pottage made of parched alica. Wax counteracts the bad effects2 of milk; and ten pills of wax, the size of a grain of millet, will pre- vent milk from coagulating in the stomach. For swellings in the groin, it is found beneficial to apply a plaster of white wax to the pubes.

1 In B. xi. c. 8, and B. xxi. c. 40.

2 When it curdles on the stomach.

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