Of Bidellio. chap. 19.
Page [unnumbered]AS Plinius saith, lib. 12. capitulo. 10. Bidellium is a Trée, most named Couth, and is a blacke trée, most lyke to the Oliue in leaues and in might. The gumme thereof is most found in vse of medicine. For the gum thereof is bright and bitter in tast, and wel smelling. And smelleth the more if it be wet in Wine. Also in the Glose Super Genesis. 2. It is sayd, that there Bidellium is found, and the stone Omchenus. It groweth (as Pli∣nius saith) in ye countries of the East, as in Arabia, India and Chaldea. Libr. 17. Isidore sayth, that Bidellium is a Trée of Inde, and of Arabia, and the Gunune of the tree of Arabia is best, & smelleth well, and is bright, somewhat white and light, not heauie. And is fat and lyke to ware, and is soone made softe, and is bit∣ter with good sauour, and not meddeled with trée, nor with earth. And the Gum of the trée is foule and blacke, and coun∣terfeited with Gumme, which is not so bitter in tast, from whence so euer it com∣meth. The substaunce thereof is glea∣mie, and stoppeth and draweth. Therfore as Diocorides sayth, & Plat. also. It is contrary to the bloudie fluxe, which com∣meth of sharpe matter, & is good for them that haue the fluxe, which is ingendered and commeth because of strong drougs. And also is good against Postumes with∣in and without: if they be anointed due∣ly therwith: and breaketh the stone, and abateth the cough, and withstandeth ve∣nim of creeping wormes and beasts, and easeth ath of the guts, as Platea, sayth: And bealeth them at the best, that bée limme broiten, so that the guss falleth in the bagge of the Genitours, and soudreth well the inner partes. With Gumme of Bidellio, accordeth Vetnix, which is cal∣led Bernix also. And yt is called a maner Gum: and men saye, that it is Gum of a trée hauing vertue to souder, to clarifie and to saue. Therefore. Painters occupye it most, for it bindeth; as Bidellium doth: but it is of another kinde: For it is cold and dry in the seconde degrée: and Bi∣dellium is hot and moist, as it is said in Platearios.
(*Edellium. Pli. A Trée growing in A∣rabia: also the Gum of the same trée, lyke to Waxe, swéet of sauour, and in tast bit∣ter. D. Copper.)