A Practical Treatise on the Superior Efficacy and Safety of Dolichos Pruriens, or Cowhage; Internally Administered in Diseases Occasioned by Worms; Wherein Are Exhibited, a Concise Statement of the Symptoms of the Disease, and the

A Practical Treatise on the Superior Efficacy and Safety of Dolichos Pruriens, or Cowhage; Internally Administered in Diseases Occasioned by Worms; Wherein Are Exhibited, a Concise Statement of the Symptoms of the Disease, and the

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...base, lax, downy, divided into two lips, of which the upper is semiovate; the under separates into three lance-shaped segments; the corolla is of the papilionaceous order, consisting of _a vexillum (standard, ) which is roundish, entire, concave, obtuse, and double the length of the calyx; two alae, (wings, ) which are oblong, ob.tuse, concave, and twice the length of the vexillum; a carina, (keel, ) which is scythe-shaped, of the length of the alae, compressed, and at the apex furnished on each side with a short concave spur; the filaments are ten, nine of which are united at the base; they are alternately longer and shorter, the former are four times the breadth ofthe others, and are supplied wi.th-incumbent antherae; but the antherae of the latterare-placed vertically: the germen is oblong, villqu$, .and supports a slender.style, about.the'len.gt_h_of the filaments, termin_ated.by a small orbicular stigma; the fruit is.an oblong pod, 'iYi"t'h'e-form of the letter _', four or five inches' in length, covered' with Qbrownfbristly hairs, and containing four, five, or six, seeds, of a brownish colour. The flowers appear. in Segtember and October. ' _ 1: 3 J The plarnt known by the name of Co'wi-t'c'h," Couhage, and Cowhage, iis referred by Bergius and Miller, to the Dolichos urens of Linnaeus, and this error is also to be found in Airorfs Hortus Kewensis. Though the pods of both Dolichos' urens, and Dolichos pruriens, are beset with setaceous hairs, but pf the former, these are shorter and very thinly_ scattered over the pod, which is keelZshapeld, niuch longer, and more than 'twice the _b_read'th_ol' that of the latter, and marred transversely with deep furrows. t _"'1_'h'ese...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927265
  • 9781236927262