From the strength of the castoreum, the Siberians infer that other parts of the animal must possess peculiar virtues.
Of the infatuation of this animal for castoreum he saw several instances.
The Indians also highly prized the castoreum of the beaver for its supposed medicinal properties.
castoreum was the most popular of these, and from it was compounded the great cure-all.
When genuine and unadulterated, castoreum will preserve its flavour for ten years.
Next in importance to its skin, the beaver was valued for the castoreum it yielded.
Another time a beaver, passing over a trap to get the castoreum, had his hind-leg broken.
You have denied that the vesicles of the otter are equivalent to castoreum.
At length an Indian tried whether a male might not be caught by adding some of the castoreum.
They mix the castoreum with a red colour, and with it rub their face and frequently their hair.