• Among Laodicea's "most famous medicines were an ointment made from spice nard, which strengthened the ears, and Phrygian powder, obtained by crushing Phrygian stone" Another source said it was made of alum. It also, like most medicines, had olive oil in "Phrygian stone is so called from the country which produces it, and is a porous mass like pumice." I cannot find anyone who has an exact recipe, however. It has probably been lost over the centuries. Physicians often kept their remedies a secret. However, the cost of the ointment and its popularity throughout the empire indicate that it must have worked. Hope that helps.

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