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Headword: *)askamwni/a
Adler number: alpha,4159
Translated headword: scammony
Vetting Status: high
A type of medicinal plant.
Greek Original:
*)askamwni/a: ei)=dos bota/nhs i)atrikh=s.
More usually skammwni/a (see sigma 532); in either event, Convolvulus Scammonia, a relative of the Morning Glory. A tincture of gum resin extracted from the roots was used as a purgative. See LSJ s.v.
Keywords: botany; definition; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@20:09:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 21 March 2002@07:14:33.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2011@10:17:17.


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