- n. Plural form of errhine.
“Milne, in his Ind.Bot. 73, alludes to this species as one of the strongest of the vegetable errhines -- the roots and leaves being used.”
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“Turpeth mineral in the quantity of one grain mixed with ten grains of sugar answers every purpose to be expected from errhines.”
“Could such a discharge be produced by strong errhines, and excite an absorption of the congestion of lymph in the dropsy of the brain?”
“Hence errhines may be occasionally used with advantage.”
“Violent errhines invert the nasal lymphatics, and those of the frontal and maxillary sinuses.”
“As by stimulating one branch of lymphatics into inverted motion, another branch is liable to absorb its fluid more hastily; suppose strong errhines, as common tobacco snuff to children, or one grain of turpeth mineral, (Hydrargyrus vitriolatus), mixed with ten or fifteen grains of sugar, was gradually blown up the nostrils?”
“The mucus of the nostrils is increased by errhines of the milder kind, as marum, common snuff.”
“The stronger errhines are mentioned in Art.V. 2. 3.”
“The mild errhines are such as moderately stimulate the membrane of the nostrils, so as to increase the secretion of nasal mucus; as is seen in those, who are habituated to take snuff.”
“Very strong errhines are said sometimes to cure head-achs taken at the times the pain recurs, till a few drops of blood issue from the nostrils.”
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