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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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37 of .2. new layed egges & halfe a [pint] quarter of a pint of Red Rose water & as much hard suger as a walnutt brew them well together then drinke a draught warme in the mor ning & at 4 in the afternoone & at night whe n you goe to bedd/ ^ 105 An excellent receipte good to helpe the winde. first; steepe gumdragon umdragon in rosewater: 24: houres. take : 6 : graines of muske: and : 6 : of ambergris oyle of aniseed on scruple, one drame of mithridate; 4 : ounces of fine loafe suger; beate the Amber: & muske uery fine; mingle all these together & take as much gumdragon as will make it into a paste beate it in a morter tell it be in a paste & throughly ming led; then take it out and make it into little cakes with sume suger finly bea ten & drye it in an ouen. SS./ - ^ .106. S an excell ent receipt to skin a burne . Take sheeps dung the inward greene rine of elder boile them in hogs grease to a greene oynt ment & keepe it to use.
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