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On The Preparation Of Pastilles

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This chapter discusses about different pastilles prepared by Sabur ibn Sahl. The prescription of the tabasheer pastille with alhagi which is useful against thirst, acute fevers, and cramp Tabasheer four dirham; starch one dirham; alhagi five dirham; serpent melon seeds and gourd three dirham of each; light-coloured poppy one dirham; tragacanth and gum-arabic one dirham of each. The prescription of the caper pastille which is useful against sclerosis and enlargement of the spleen Caper barks four parts; the seeds of agnus castus, black pepper, asarabacca, 'long' birthwort, irisa which is the root of the sky-coloured iris, and Indian spikenard two parts of each; saffron half a part. The prescription of the rose pastilles with tabasheer which are useful against fevers compounded of phlegm and inveterate yellow bile Take dry stalkless red roses five dirham; Indian spikenard two dirham; tabasheer one dirham; agrimony sap eight dirham.

Keywords: absinthe pastille; agrimony pastille; caper pastille; rose pastille; small barberry pastille; sorrel pastille; tabasheer pastille; pastilles; Sabur ibn Sahl



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