Hortus Suburbanus Calcuttensis: A Catalogue of the Plants which Have Been Cultivated in the Hon. East India Company's Botanical Garden, Calcutta, and in the Serampore Botanical Garden, Generally Known as Dr. Carey's Garden, from the Beginning of Both Establishments (1786 and 1800) to the End of August 1841

Bishop's College Press, 1845 - 745 σελίδες

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Σελίδα i - A catalogue of the plants which have been cultivated in the Hon. East India Company's Botanical Garden, Calcutta and in the Serampore Botanical Garden, generally known as Dr. Carey's Garden...
Σελίδα 131 - It is found necessary, every 3 or 4 weeks, to cut off the old charred surfaces and burn it afresh ; in large healthy trees abounding in balsam, they even cut a second notch in some other part of the tree, and char it as the first. ' These operations are performed during the months of November, December, January and February. Should any of the trees appear sickly the following season, one or more years
Σελίδα 112 - Europeans find it serviceable in cases of diarrhoea, fevers, and other maladies. The fruit is, perhaps, the most useful part of the tree. Its pulp is slightly acid and agreeable, and frequently eaten ; while the juice is expressed from it, mixed with sugar, and constitutes a drink, which is valued as a specific in putrid and pestilential fevers.
Σελίδα 649 - ... base of the leaf is formed into cradles, and, as some say, into a coarse kind of cloth. The unexpanded terminal bud is a delicate article of food ; the leaves furnish thatch for dwellings, and materials for fences, buckets, and baskets ; they are used for writing on, and make excellent torches ; potash in abundance is yielded by their ashes ; the midrib of the leaf serves for oars ; the juice of the flower and stems is replete with sugar, and is fermented into excellent wine, or distilled into...
Σελίδα 704 - ... wheat and rye grow as in Europe, but more sparingly. Maize is more reared in the Western than in the Old Continent, and rice predominates in the southern provinces of the United States. " In the torrid zone, maize predominates in America, rice in Asia, and both these grains in nearly equal quantity in Africa. The cause of this distribution is, without doubt, historical ; for Asia is the native country of rice, and America of maize.
Σελίδα 89 - The tree has, moreover, the property of rendering the toughest animal substances tender by causing a separation of the muscular fibre — its very vapor even does this ; newly killed meat suspended over the leaves, and even old hogs and poultry, when fed on the leaves and fruit, become ' tender in a few hours !'
Σελίδα 704 - Japan, our northern kinds of grain are very unfrequent, and rice is found to predominate. The cause of this difference between the east and the west of the Old Continent appears to be in the manners and peculiarities of the people. In North America, wheat and rye grow as in Europe, but more sparingly. Maize is more reared in the Western than in the Old Continent, and rice predominates in the southern provinces of the United States.
Σελίδα 536 - The natives never drink clear well water if they can get poud or river water, which is always more or less impure according to circumstances. One of the seeds is well rubbed for a minute or two round the inside of the vessel containing the water...
Σελίδα 562 - Gigantic in size, rapid in growth, noble in aspect, robust in constitution, these trees form a considerable proportion of woods or plantations in cultivated countries, and of forests where nature remains in temperate countries in a savage state. Their timber, in commerce, is known under the names of Deal, Fir, Pine, and Cedar, and is principally the wood of the Spruce, the Larch, the Scotch Fir, the Weymouth Pine, and the Virginian Cedar : but others are of at least equal, if not greater value.
Σελίδα 536 - The wood is exceedingly bitter, particularly that of the root, which is used to cure intermittent fevers, and the bites of venomous snakes. The seeds are employed in the distillation of country spirits, to render them more intoxicating.

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