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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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42 126 ^ For an Ague P Take leeves and bay salt and beate them very well in a morter till they come to a salue and then lay them to your rists cold before your fitts come 2 or 3 times. ^ 127 A precious water for the spleene P Take Balme and Turpentine scabious bettony and penper nels of each of them a good quantity and distill them together and lett the patient drink of this water and it will help. This is also good for the plauge, for those that be troubled with the mother, and alsoe good for the marrow in the bones and to comfort the liuer. ^ 128 For a Canker . P S Take a pint of white wine halfe a pint of running water a pennyworth of roch Allum, a quantity of bole that is a quarter of the quantity of the Allum a handfull of woodbines halfe a handfull of red sage as much sughish hony as shall make it pleasant to the mouth this being thus made and applyed to the mouth will kill the Canker when you haue boiled it from a pint to a halfe pint straine it and lett it stand a day or 2 then take six [.] or 8 spoonfull of it. 129 For a Tettar . S Take a 2 l of white mercury a pennyworth of Cam phire, boile them together and lett them stand a day or two then droise the tetar with a cloth deeped in it and spread the cloth the same bredth of the tetar. 130 For a Tetar newly come S Take a dozen of docke rootes and put them into a pint of creame as it is a boiling after it is halfe sod t w o howres it will come to be an ointment anoint the tetar therewith and it will helpe it. ^ 131 P A presant remedy for a Consumsion Experienced vppon one that had layne 4 yeares not able to turne in the bed Take a handfull of Coultsfoot, a handfull of burnet a handfull of betony, a handfull of red rose leaues dryed or greene, take Comfrey rootes but pick the worme eaten out and slice it thinn a handfull then take a pottle of running water and put all the hearbes into it and boile it to a quart then straine the hearbes out as hard as you can put in a li of sugar and letting it boile vppon a good fire a quarter of an hour take 5 spoonefull in the morning and as much at night last.
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