\fɹˈaksɪnəs ɛksˈɛlsjə], \fɹˈaksɪnəs ɛksˈɛlsjə], \f_ɹ_ˈa_k_s_ɪ_n_ə_s ɛ_k_s_ˈɛ_l_s_j_ə]\
Definitions of FRAXINUS EXCELSIOR
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- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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By Princeton University
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The systematic name of the Ash tree, Fraxinus Ornus seu Fraxinus sylvestris, F. apetala seu aurea seu crispa seu excelsa seu pendula seu verrucosa, Bumelia seu Macedonica Fraxinus, Bumelia, (F.) Frene. The fresh bark has a moderately strong, bitterish taste. It has been said to possess resolvent and diuretic qualities, and has been given in intermittents, and in gout and rheumatism, and as an antidote to serpent bites. The seeds, called Birds' tongue. Lingua avis, Ornithoglos'sa, have been exhibited as diuretics, in the dose of a drachm. Its sap has been extolled against deafness.
By Robley Dunglison
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