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1 No medicinal use is now made of it, but its properties would be very similar to those of the leaves.
2 Impure metallic oxide. See B. xix. c. 4, and B. xxxiv. c. 52. The ashes of the branches would be an impure sub-carbonate of potass, which would act, Fée says, as a powerful irritant.
3 A sort of pyroligneous acid, which would have the noxious effect of throwing inward the eruptions.
4 This juice or tear (lacrima) Fée thinks to be the same with the Enhæmon, mentioned in B. xii. c. 38; the properties of which are quite inactive, though Dioscorides, B. i. c. 139, speaks of it as a poison.
5 Probably in consequence of the tannin and gallic acid, which it contains in great abundance.
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