Vitis Vinifera. The leaves of the English Vine being boiled, make a good lotion for sore months; boiled with barley meal into a poultice, it cools inflammations of wounds. The ashes of the burnt branches will make teeth black as a coal, to be as white as snow, used every morning.
GRAPES, the fruit of the Vine, are the most wholesome of fruits, containing much sugar, vegetable jelly, and mucilage, the characteristic tartaric acid in combination with potassa, gluten. on which depends its property of ready fermentation.
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