Aegyptiacum, or Ʀgyptiacum, was used in pharmacy as a kind of detersive unguent. It is so-called from its dusky hue or color, which resembles the swarthy complexion of the Egyptian people.

It is composed of verdigris, vinegar, and honey, boiled to a consistency.

The prescription is Masawaiyh's. It is chiefly used for eating off rotten flesh and cleaning foul ulcers, particularly venereal ones in the throat, and mouth ulcers.


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