CHAP. 74.—REMEDIES FOR ERYSIPELAS.
For the cure of erysipelas, aizoüm1
is used, or else pounded
leaves of hemlock, or root of mandragora;2
this last being cut
into round slices like cucumber and suspended over must,3
which it is hung up in the smoke, and then pounded in wine
or vinegar. It is a good plan too to use fomentations with
myrtle wine: two ounces of mint beaten up in vinegar with
one ounce of live sulphur, form a mixture sometimes employed;
as also soot mixed with vinegar.
There are several kinds of erysipelas, one in particular
which attacks the middle of the body, and is known as
should it entirely surround the body, its effects are
fatal. For this disease, plantago5
is remedial, mixed with
chalk; vervain, used by itself; or root of persolata.7
For other kinds of erysipelas of a spreading nature, root of
is used, mixed with honied wine; aizoüm also,9
juice of linozostis,10
in combination with vinegar.