CHAP. 44.—OIL OF MYRTLE: TWENTY REMEDIES.
Oil of myrtle has similar properties.1
It is of an astringent
and indurative nature; mixed with the scoria of copper, and
wax, it cures diseases of the gums, tooth-ache, dysentery,
ulcerations of the uterus, affections of the bladder, inveterate
or running ulcers, eruptions, and burns. It exercises a healing effect also, upon excoriations, scaly eruptions, chaps, condylomata, and sprains, and it neutralizes offensive odours of the
body. This oil is an antidote2
to cantharides, the buprestis,
and other dangerous poisons of a corrosive nature.