Basilicon unguentum

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Basilicon unguentum regale et est tetrafarmacum.


Basilicon: the royal unguent or the tetrapharmakon.


Basilikon (βασιλικόν) is Greek for Royal. 'Royal' remedies are to be found in many ancient pharmacological compilations. Tetrapharmakon means the remedy with four ingredients. The tetrapharmakon (τετραφάρμακον) was a very well-known remedy, mentioned by philosophers and pharmacological writers, hence it is sometimes referred to as being 'royal'.

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