picra


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picra

(ˈpɪkrə)
n
(Medicine) med a powder made up of aloes and canella which is used as a laxative or digestive cleanser
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His Hiera picra Galeni (still used in the 17th century) consisted of honey, aloe, saffron and cinnamon.