Cairo Genizah : Medical

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Leaf from a work on pharmacopoeia. The text on recto prescribes a poultice for curing septic wounds around the ear and advises the use of an ointment made of rāmik (an astringent preparation made from gallnuts and other ingredients), camphor and acacia. Verso deals with the usefulness of endive for stopping salivation, and mentions myrobalan and a compound of squill and rose-water.</p>

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