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1 Fée says, that within the last century, the wood of the lentisk or mastich, and the oil of its berries, figured in the Pharmacopœias. Their medicinal properties are far from energetic, but the essential oil may probably be of some utility as an excitant.
2 This property is still attributed in the East to the leaves and resin of the lentisk. We learn from Martial, B. xiv. Epig. 22, that the wood of the lentisk, as well as quills, was used for tooth-picks.
3 This, Fée says, is not the fact.
4 See B. xii. c. 36, and B. xiv. c 25.
6 Littré thus reads the whole passage, "Sive cum aquâ, ut ita foveantur,"
—"A decoction of it is made with water for the purpose of fomentation."
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