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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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+ 40 ^ 111. r. P A very good remedy for the stone Take a quarter of a pint of rennish wine the Iuice of one leamond, one ounce of the oyle of sweete Almonds newly drawne and as much sugar as will please your selfe drink this once a month. ^ 112 M P A medecine ag ain st costiueness Take a li of raisons of the sunn, stone them and putt them into a pint of white wine and lett them steepe 3 dayes, then take 4 or 5 raisins and eate them once a day it will make your body solable. 113 S A receit of the piles Take a pint of Creame or good milk take a handfull of gronsel leaue stripp them downwards and wipe them with a cleane cloth for you must not wash them boile them in the creame then thicken it with the flower of greate oatmeale finely searced till it be pretty thick then lay it to the piles hot and soe euery time you heaue it put it in a little bears greace or barrow hoggs greace this is is an approued medecine for the piles. 114 For a Poltis Take hemplock and stripp it then take butter vnwasht and vnsalted and boile it in a skellett then lay it to the swel ling. ^ 115 A receipt for the stopping of the stomack Take 10 spoonfulls of of sack 4 ounces of sugar candy 2 ounces of refined sugar a spoonfull of hiue hony 2 spoone fuls of Agerity boile all thease to a [serrup] . ^ 116 Another Take a pint of faire water and a quatern of fine suger and 2 ounces of suger candy 2 spoonful of red wine vinegar boile the water and sugar togather gather till it come to a sirrup then put in the vinegar this is very good for the fissicke and cough. 117 For running sores warme vargest and Allum and wash the sore it will dry vp the water. ^ 118 For the Gout Take verjuice and Alibaster beaten together and some hoggs grease lay it plaister wise to the paine
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