Of Draganto. cap. 51.
DRagantum as Plat. & Auicen meane, is a manner gum of a certaine tree, of the which tree the kinde humour is har∣dened by norishing of heat, or by streng∣thening of cold, & thereof is treble kinde, for some is white, pure, and cleere, & that is best. And some is some deale red and Page [unnumbered] citrine, & that is not so good as ye white, that hath no earth medled therewith.
The white accordeth to cold medicines, and the red and the citrine to hot, & may be saued and kept fortie yeare, and hath vertue of cooling, of moysting, & of clean∣sing, and that it hath of colde & of moy∣sture: and hath vertue of fastning things together, of the vertue of gum, and help∣eth against the euills of the breast, in E∣lectuaries and sirops, for it moysteth the drie breast, and restoreth humour that is lost, and abateth the rough, and bealeth chipped thins and whelkes of the lyppes and of the mouth, and cleanseth the face, and maketh it white, and helpeth them that haue gowles, and against the blou∣die fluxe, as it is said in Platearius.