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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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41. ^ 119 For the wind Collick P Take a pint and halfe of Ale and a handfull of time and 3 sticks of lickarish and lett them stand together all night and drink halfe in the morning and the rest at night ^ 120 For an Ague P Take some henn dung and Annice seede water boile them and when its pretty dry lay it on a cloth and then cut an onyon and lay it vppon that soe lay it to the parties rists as hott as you can ^ 121 Another P Take a pint of strong beere and boile in it a peece of Allum about the bigness of a wallnutt and a nutmegg sliced and soe lett them drinck it 122 For an Ague P Take one handfull of red sage one handfull of ^ red nettles one handfull of rue one spoonefull of vinegar 2 spoonefuls of bay salt a peece of leuened bread stampp all these together and lay them to the parties rists an hour before the fitt comes ^ 123 For the paine in the s t omack when one doth Cough P Take some Ale and skumm it cleane and then cutt in 2 or 3 figgs and a few raisons of the sonne stoned, a little Annisseedes and some lickarisk boile these together till you thinck they it be enough then straine it and sweeten it with browne sugar candy and lett the party drink 2 : or 3 spoonfulls at anytime. time. 124 A very good thing for a pin and a web in the eyes and hott raines S Take a good greate fennell stalke then take white sugar Candy and beate it very small and sift through a tiffany and soe fill the stalks full of this Candy soe keepe it close couered and dropp your eyes and wash the lidds often and it will doe good. 125 A good thing for the white skinne that groweth ouer the eye S Take varume and quilt it in a peice of silk bigg enough to come about your neck and weare it soe and make fresh once in 4 or 5 dayes and it will doe good by gods help.
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