This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
1 The Inula Helenium of Linnæus. Its English name is derived from Inula campana, that under which it is so highly recommended in the precepts of the School of Health at Salerno. See also B. xx. c. 19. At the present day it is universally rejected as an article of food in any shape.
2 The School of Salerno says that it may be preserved by being pickled in brine, or else in the juice of rue, which, as Fée remarks, would produce neither more nor less than a veritable poison. The modern Pharmacopœias give the receipt of a conserve of elecampane, which, however, is no longer used.
3 "Defrutum." Must, boiled down to one half.
4 The daughter of Augustus Cæsar.
5 The same account nearly is given in Columella, De Re Rust. B. xi. c. 3.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.