The bark is also prescribed in biliousness
, sores, as an antidote to poison, it is believed to have an ability to cure hepatic, congenital, venereal viral diseases and is protective against gastric ulcers as a juice for its alleged health promoting properties .
To quote from Helen Lipski's discovery, Opera Tablets cured: "General Debility, Obesity, Bladder Trouble, Blood Poisoning, Yellow Skin, Yellow Blotches, Liver Spots, Pains in the Side, Blood Rushing, Rings around the Eyes, Heavy Tired Feeling, Watery Blood, Wind on the Stomach, Gasses, Swollen Sides and many other diseases caused by the Liver and Kidneys; Headaches, Fits, Fainting Spells, Dyspepsia, Catarrh of the Stomach, Dropsy, Gall Stones, Sore Joints, Anemia, Jaundice, Biliousness
, Costiveness, Heart Flush Spells, Loss of Appetite, Pimples, Sleeplessness, Worry, Rheumatism, Swollen Joints," and with all of those capital letters.
To see a horse of the stamp of Master Minded set out on his season of consolidation in such emphatic style is a treat in itself, but to see him do it against a seemingly revitalised Twist Magic and a spectacular festival two-miler like Tidal Bay, with pretensions to genuine quality over longer trips, is the perfect remedy for seasonal biliousness
We do have a lot going against us at the moment - mounting debts from the festive binge, a certain biliousness
complete with an expanding waistline, the prospect of coming weather grim enough to fit the forecast of a severe winter, and summer holidays too far away to offer any immediate consolation.
Instead of odd contractions and painful inversions, O'Brian dropped a word here or there or fussed the adverb to create a sense of a Scots brogue and the intense biliousness
of Aubrey's personal servant Preserved Killick.