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Written 400 B.C.E
Translated by Francis Adams
But if it be inflamed, having boiled in water the root of me ivy, finely
powdered, and mixing the finest flour, and stirring it up with white wine,
apply as a cataplasm, and mix up some fat with these things. Another:-Take
the root of the mandrake, especially the green (fresh) root, but otherwise
the dried, and having cleaned the green root and cut it down, boil in diluted
wine, and apply as a cataplasm; but the dry may be pounded and applied
as a cataplasm in the manner. Another:-Having bruised the inner part of
a ripe cucumber to a soft state, apply as a cataplasm.