CHAP. 84.—THE LINGULACA : ONE REMEDY.
The same is the case too with the lingulaca,1
a plant that
grows in the vicinity of springs, and the root of which is
reduced to ashes, and beaten up with hog's lard. Due care
must be taken, however, that it is the lard of a female, of a
black colour, and one that has never farrowed. Tile application
is rendered additionally efficacious, if the ointment is applied in
the sun. Root, too, of cyclaminos is employed in the same
manner for a similar purpose. A decoction of root of hellebore in oil or in water is used for the removal of porrigo. Fur
the cure of head-ache, root of all kinds of panaces2
beaten up in oil; as also aristolochia3
this last being
applied to the head for an hour or more, if the patient can;
bear it so long, care being taken to bathe in the meanwhile.
The daucus, too, is curative of head-ache. Cyclasninos,5
duced into the nostrils with honey, clears the head: used in
the form of a liniment, it heals ulcers of the head. Peristereos,6
also, is curative of diseases of the head.