سقم سقمونيا سقى


سَقْمُونِيَا

, (so in copies of the Ḳ,) or سَقَمُونِيَآءُ, (Mgh, Mṣb,) said to be an ancient Greek word, [*skammwhi/a] or, as some say, (Mṣb,) Syriac, (Mgh, Mṣb,) [Seammony;] a certain plant, from the hollows of which is extracted a mucilage, which is dried, and is called by the name of its plant: it is more repugnant to the stomach and the bowels than all the laxatives; but it is rendered good by aromatic substances, such as pepper and ginger and aniseed: the weight of six barleycorns thereof to twenty eases the yellow bile, and noxious viscosities, from the most remote parts of the body; and a portion thereof with a portion of تُرْبُد, or تِربَد, [so in different copies of the Ḳ, or تُرْبَذ, or تِرْبَذ, i. e. turpeth,] in fresh milk, taken fasting, will not leave a single worm in the belly: it is wonderful in that effect, and proved by experiment. (Ḳ.)