CHAP. 50.—ANTAPHRODISIACS AND APHRODISIACS. THE HIPPOPOTAMUS:
ONE REMEDY. THE CROCODILE: ONE REMEDY.
In the number of antaphrodisiacs, we have the echeneïs;1
skin from the left side of the forehead of the hippopotamus,2
attached to the body in lamb-skin; and the gall of a live torpedo,3
applied to the generative organs.
The following substances act as aphrodisiacs—the flesh of
river-snails, preserved in salt and given to drink in wine; the
taken as food; the liver of the frog called "diopetes"
attached to the body in a small piece of crane's
skin; the eye-tooth of a crocodile, attached to the arm; the
and the sinews of a bramble-frog,7
an amulet upon the right arm. A bramble-frog, attached to
the body in a piece of fresh sheep-skin, effectually puts an end