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We are indebted too to the medicinal properties of trees for one very celebrated medicament, known as "oporice."1 This preparation is used for dysentery and various affections of the stomach; the following being the method of preparing it. Five quinces, seeds and all, with the same number of pomegranates, one sextarius of sorbs, a similar quantity of Syrian rhus,2 and half an ounce of saffron, are boiled in one congius of white grape-juice at a slow heat, till the whole mixture is reduced to the consistency of honey.

1 Or conserve of fruits. An electuary.

2 Seed of the sumach. See B. xiii. c. 13.

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