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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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36 ^ 102 P A Cordiall . Take store of Ielly flower leaues clipt and put them in to a glasse & fill it with sacke hanging into it a little sticke of sinamon & amber or musk as you please then stohre the glasse with a corke & lute it up close & set it into a seller all the summer & then power the iuce from the leaues & keepe it in bottles for your use./ Note: the following is in Packer's shorthand: 103. An excellent brew and aproved caudle to clense the wombe after a childbirth or miscarriyng. take rie and beate it as you doe wheat for formity and boil it in smale ale to a caudle sweeten it as you like it with suger and drinke of it morning and at .4. of the clocke in the afternoone and at night w he n you goe to rest as much as you can drinke at a draught an if occation be oftener. /- ^ P 104. very good broth to be drank w he n on is in danger of miscarring. Take a groats worth of the best sheeps trotten slice them & picke of the haire & boile them in a pottle of water & scum them then put to them m halfe a p oun d of currence & 6 dates & 2 blaids of large mace & boile them tender then straine them through a cullender then put to them the yolkes of
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