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A boocke of very good medicines for seueral deseases, wounds, and sores both new and olde [manuscript].
Packer, Katherine, fl. 1639.
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4 Take a quarte of ale & Clarrifie it ouer the fire & put in a hanfull of bame & let it boile well then sweeten it well with sugar candy-whit. drinke a good draught of it morning and euening you shall find it open your pipes and doe you much good prooued line divider ^ 10.m: An excellent balsome to cure all preites wounds bruises burnings being outwardly aplyed & is good to be tacken in poeset drinke or any warme liquer for abruise S Take a p in t of sacke & melte a q uar ter of a p oun d of yellow wax in it then put in it halfe a p oun d of venice or ciprise turpentine with a p in t & a halfe of sallet oile & let it all incorperate then take it from the fire & let it coole then powre away the [sake] sacke & melt it againe then put in halfe an ounce of red sanders neuer leaving to stire it tell it be colde. the sacke which you Tacke away is good for a spreine in a horses foote Apr P line divider 11.m: ^ a medicine to take for a cough Take halfe a p in t of Isope water .. an ounce of whit sugar candy beaten very fine 2 spoon fulles of sallet oile swete beat thes well together & drinke of them morning & euening or at any time of the day line divider
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