CHAP. 81.—REMEDIES FOR DISEASES OF THE SINEWS AND JOINTS.
For diseases of the sinews and joints, plantago,1
with salt, is a very useful remedy, or else argemonia,2
with honey. Patients affected with spasms or tetanus are
rubbed with juice of peucedanum.3
For indurations of the
sinews, juice of ægilops4
is employed, and for pains in those
parts of the body erigeron5
used as a liniment,
with vinegar. In cases of spasms and opisthotony, it is an
excellent plan to rub the part affected with seed of the hype-
ricon known as "caros,"7
and to take the seed in drink.
it is said, will effect a cure even when the sinews
have been severed, if applied instantaneously, bruised or
chewed. For spasmodic affections, fits of trembling, and opisthotony, root of alcima9
is administered in hydromel; used in
this manner, it has a warming effect when the limbs are
benumbed with cold.