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1 The wild myrtle, or little holly. See B. xv. c. 7. The oil would be inodorous, and not possessed, as Pliny says, of properties similar to these of oil of myrtle.
2 See B. xv. c. 7. Fée thinks that it may have possibly been prepared from a decoction of leaves of cypress.
3 See B. xiii. cc. 1. 29, and B. xv. c. 7.
4 See B. xv. c. 7. Oil of walnuts is used hut little in medicine at the present day, but it is employed for numerous other purposes.
5 "Granum Cnidium." See B. xv. c. 7.
6 It would only resemble castor oil in its drastic properties; the latter is a fixed natural oil, the former an artificial one.
7 See B. xv. c. 7. An oil is still extracted in Italy from the fruit of the Pistacia lentiscus; but it is no longer used in medicine.
9 Or "ben." See B. xii c. 46, and B. xv. c. 7. Oil of ben is still made, but it has no such effects as those mentioned by our author.
10 Pliny appears to have made the same error here in compiling from the Greek, as he has done in Chapters 4 and 13, in mistaking the Greek word signifying "scars," for that meaning "gums."
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