Tes iatrikes kartos, or, A treatise de morborum capitis essentiis & pronosticis adorned with above three hundred choice and rare observations ...
Bayfield, Robert, b. 1629.

CAP. CXX. De Gingivarum excrescentia, & Epulide.

EXcrescentia gingivarum, The Excrescence of the gums, is sometimes so great by reason of their spungy rarity, and loosness, caused by the abundant afflux of blood, that the teeth (and especially the grinders, or Molares) are quite co∣vered over.

In the cure we are to use Astringents, to wit, Allum burnt, Sal Ammoniack, Mastick, Frankin∣cense, all of them reduced and made into a ve∣ry fine flour, in case there be no putrefaction pre∣sent; Page  178 but if there be, then this that followeth is singularly useful: Take Pouder of the leaves of Celandine, Sage, crisped Mints, of each half an ounce, Allum burnt one ounce, the purest Ho∣ney four ounces: Let the Honey be throughly freed from its scum by the fire, and then when it is scummed, while it is yet hot, let the Pouders be sprinkled thereinto; and make a Liniment, for the annointing of the teeth therewithal.

〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉 is a little piece of flesh that stands out, and hangs forth of the Gums.

Vitriol often sprinkled thereon doth help ve∣ry much. Plura etiam de Epulide vide in meo Enchiridio Medico, lib. 3. cap. 24.