Contributions Towards the Materia Medica & Natural History of Chino

Contributions Towards the Materia Medica & Natural History of Chino

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...the name incorrectly given to this tree by TATAltINOV. It is met with in India, Nepal and Japan. Its Japanese name I'1'1n)0nass, is the equivalent of fig-Y' (Ki-kit-tsze), or Cock's-claw fruit. Tree-honey, Tree Coral, VVhite Stone Tree, and several other names may be given as translations of the synonymes of the tree, given at great length in the Pen Ts'au. The real fruits of the tree are small, dry, and pealike, and are pendent upon the fleshy peduncles, which greatly increase in size at the time of their maturation. The seeds are flat, shining, resembling those of the Linseed, or the Rhamnus soporifer, and are of a dark red colour. They are sold under the name of LE. Y' (ChihIczl-lsze). The fleshy, ripe peduncles are sold as grateful, laxative fruit, reputed by the authors of the Pen Ts'au to be very wholesome. The principal recommendation of this curious production of nature is its anti-vinous properties. It is said by both Chinese and Japanese authors to counteract the immediate and the subsequent effects of wine in a remarkable way. The bark of the tree is also oflicinal in diseases of the rectum. menus I.urUnUs.__% @ Y (Fulz-pw'an-tsze).--TATARI1'ov gives this name as the identification of the common Hop plant, which is unknown here. This name Fulz-pw'antsze belongs to the wild raspberry, the Rubus idceus, clearly described under this name in the Pen Ts'au. HYOSOYAMUS 1UGEB._.'-BE m lg (Yan_q-c/zih-chulz), % 3' IE (Nazz-3/ar1g-lzwze).--This identification suggested by T.-T.in.'ov is a possible one. Hankow samples of the drugs going by this name have consisted of flowers of Andromeda polifolia and Azalea. Narcotic, sedative and anaesthetic properties are referred to these...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935500
  • 9781236935502