¶Of Medo. chap. 67.
MEdus is a precious stone, & is found in the lande of Medes, and is some∣time greene and sometime blacke, as Dioscorides saieth. The vertue of this stone is against blyndnesse of eyen, and helpeth Podagre, if it be tempered with the milke of a woman that hath a male childe. Also it is good for ache of ye reines and for frensie, and if the blacke stone be resolued vpon a skinne, and in hot wa∣ter, and that water be giuen some man to drinke, it slaieth spewing and ouertur∣ning of the stomacke: and if the fore∣head be washed therewith, it strippeth wonderfully of the skinne, and grieueth the sight, and taketh it away euery deale, as it is said in Lapidario.