theriac

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theriac

Medical history
(1) A combination of herbs given by Roman physicians, which contained opiates and antispasmodics, administered as cure-alls.
(2) A mixture of substances with alleged therapeutic value, used in the Middle Ages as cure-all or an antidote to various poisons.
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"L'episodio dei serpi libici in Lucano e la tradizione dei Theriaka Nicandrei." Acme 10: 27-41.