CHAP. 31.—CHONDRIS OR PSEUDODICTAMNON: ONE REMEDY. HYPO-
CISTHIS OR OROBETHRON; TWO VARIETIES: EIGHT REMEDIES.
Chondris, too, or pseudodictamnon,1
acts astringently on the
by some known also as "orobethron,"
is similar to an unripe pomegranate in appearance; it grows,
as already stated,3
beneath the cisthus, whence its name.
Dried in the shade, and taken in astringent, red wine, these
plants arrest diarrhœa—for there are two kinds of hypocisthis,
it must be remembered, the white and the red. It is the juice
of the plant that is used, being of an astringent, desiccative,
nature: that of the red kind, however, is the best for fluxes
of the stomach. Taken in drink, in doses of three oboli, with
it arrests spitting of blood; and, employed either as
a potion or as an injection, it is useful for dysentery. Vervain,
too, is good for similar complaints, either taken in water, or,
when there are no symptoms of fever, in Aminean5
proportion being five spoonfuls to three cyathi of wine.