CHAP. 70.—REMEDIES FOR SPRAINS, INDURATIONS, AND BOILS.
For the cure of sprains the following applications are used;
wild boars' dung or swine's dung; calves' dung; wild boars'
foam, used fresh with vinegar; goats' dung, applied with
honey; and raw beef, used as a plaster. For swellings, swine's
dung is used, warmed in an earthen pot, and beaten up with
oil. The best emollient for all kinds of indurations upon the
body is wolf's fat, applied topically. In the case of sores
which are wanted to break, the most effectual plan is to apply
cow-dung warmed in hot ashes, or else goats' dung boiled in
vinegar or wine. For the cure of boils, beef-suet is applied
with salt; but if they are attended with pain, it is melted with
oil, and no salt is used. Goat-suet is employed in a similar