Oriental Commerce; Or the East India Trader's Complete Guide. Containing a Geographical and Nautical Description of the Maritime Parts of India, China, Japan, and Neighbouring Countries, Including the Eastern Islands, and the Volume 1

Oriental Commerce; Or the East India Trader's Complete Guide. Containing a Geographical and Nautical Description of the Maritime Parts of India, China, Japan, and Neighbouring Countries, Including the Eastern Islands, and the Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...Hind. Pippdh, San.), and about an inch in length, of a cylindrical figure, the thickness of a large goose quill; the colour a brownish grey. It is used as a condiment in culinary preparations, and also in medicine. Mrnsnoums are dried fruits of the plum kind, brought from Bengal and other parts of the East Indies; there are five kinds of them, viz. I. Ixom Mvaanomms are a small long fruit, of the size of a finger's end, black without and within, without stone, and very hard. Chuse such as are black, plump, and dry, of a sharpish astringent taste, and the heaviest that can be procured. II. Cnaauuc Mrnaaouus, Hur or Hurra nuts, very much resemble a date, but are rather larger and longer, and have five corner ridges, of a yellowish brown colour. These should be chosen fleshy and plump, the least wrinked and black that is possible: such as are resinous within, of a brownish colour, an astringent taste, with a little bitterness, are to be preferred.--The plant is the Terminalia Chebula (Har and Ham, Hind'. Haritaca, San.) III. BELLERICK Mrnsnomnvs are a small fruit, from the Te-rminalia Belerica (Bahira, Hind. Vibhi-tacrz, San.) of the bigness of a nutmeg, of a reddish yellow without, and yellowish within, having a stone with a kernel; this sort is of little value. IV. Emnucx Mrnanomms are about the size of a gall-nut, rough and ridged on the outside; the plumpest and blackest of these are most esteemed.--The plant is the Phyllanthus Emblica (donla, Hind. Amalcwi, San.) V. Crraorv Mva.aor.Aus.--This kind grows in various parts of India, more particularly about Goa and on the Malabar Coast; they are about the size of a French plum, having a stone with a white kernel. Thenatives frequently candy them. Chuse the citron myrabolans of a reddish...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236488784
  • 9781236488787