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1 In B. xiv. c. 25.
2 B. xvi. cc. 16, 21, 22, 23.
3 Or, as they are called at the present day, the resins, and the oleoresins, or terebinthines.
4 Fée thinks that this name extends to the numerous species of resiniferous trees.
5 The Abies excelsa of Linnæus.
6 The Pistacia terebinthus; see B. xiii. . 12. It yields a valuable turpentine, known in commerce as that of Cyprus or Chios.
7 The so-called Venice turpentine is extracted from the larch.
8 It yields mastich solely, a solid resin.
9 It yields a terebinthine, and a very diminutive amount of solid resin.
10 Fée says, that if the same methods are employed, the same products may be obtained, though in general the larch yields the better terebinthine.
11 Fée thinks that lie is speaking of a thick rein, or gali pt, as the French call it, of the consistency of honey.
12 Boiled terebinthine, or turpentine, is still used, Fée says, in medicine, ; that process disengaging the essential oil.
13 In B. xvi. c. 22.
14 Fée thinks that in reality these are terebinthines, and not resins.
15 It has been generally remarked that aromatic plants grown on moun- tains have a stronger perfume than those of the plains Fée queries whetlhr this extends to the resins.
16 Though of little importance in modern medicine, resins and terebin- thines are still employed as the basis of certain plasters and other prepara- tions.
17 Such a potion as this, Fée says, would but ill agree with a person in robust health even.
18 There would be no necessity whatever, Fée says, for such a process, a plentiful supply of food bring quite sufficient for the purpose. Galen recommends frictions of terebinthine for the improvement of the health.
19 Mastich. The medicinal properties here attributed to it, Fée says, do not exist.
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