CHAP. 47.—REMEDIES FOR GRIPING PAINS IN THE BOWELS.
Every kind of panaces1
is curative of gripings in the bowels;
as also betony, except in those cases where they arise from
indigestion. Juice of peucedanum2
is good for flatulency, acting
powerfully as a carminative: the same is the case, also, with
root of acoron3
and with daucus,4
eaten like lettuce as a salad.
of Cyprus, taken in drink, is curative of intestinal
affections; and a similar effect is produced by powdered gentian,
taken in warm water, in quantities about as large as a bean.
For the same purpose, plantago6
is taken in the morning, in
doses of two spoonfuls, with one spoonful of poppy in four
cyathi of wine, due care being taken that it is not old wine. It
is given, too, at the last moment before going to sleep, and with
the addition of nitre or polenta,7
if a considerable time has
elapsed since the last meal. For colic, an injection of the juice
is used, one hemina at a time, even in cases where fever has