| [p. 354]may result from the heating,
and the dried veins may heal up. But if you are neither disposed to
burn nor excise, having first fomented with plenty hot water and turned
out the anus, levigate myrrh, and having burnt galls and Egyptian
alum, in the proportion of one and a half to the other things, and
as much of melanteria; these things are all to be used in a dry state.
The hemorrhoid will separate under the use of these medicines, like
a piece of burnt hide. You are to proceed thus until the whole are
removed, and a half part of burnt chalcitis does the same thing. But
if you wish to effect the cure by suppositories, take the shell of
the part fish a third part of plumbago, bitumen, alum, a little of
the flos aeris, galls, a little verdigris; having poured a small quantity
of boiled honey on these, and formed an oblong suppository, apply
until you remove them.
An hemorrhoid in a woman may be thus cured. Having fomented with plenty
of hot water, boil in the water certain of the fragrant medicines,
add pounded tamarisk, roasted litharge and galls, and pour on them
white wine, and oil, and the grease of a goose, pounding all together.
Give to use after fomenting. In fomenting the anus is to be made to
protrude as much as possible.