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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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44 ^ 137 Against wind . P A radish roote sliced and steeped in white wine sett it on the Embers all night, straine it on the mor ning put a dramm of pouder of kollard and min gle it together then drink it of with the bottome 138 ^ To cleare the head brest and stomack P Take 3 handsfull of sentory, seethe it in a gal lion of water till it come to a pottle then put it into a pint of clarified hony boile it softly to a quart and drink you of it morning and night. ^ 139 For the Colick and stone called powder of Holland. P Take Annisseedes the seedes of Broome, saxafrige, alexander, grounsell, parsly, fennell, time and some Lickarish of all a like quantity put to it halfe an ounce of suger beate all thease together; this pouder is to be taken in drink or pottage in the morning or any other time if the party be fasting. 140 The receipt to make oile of Saint Iohn worte Take a pound of oile of Oliue which is old 2 pounds of the best white wine 8 handsfull of the budds of S t Iohn worte bea [h] e them a little in a morter. then put them into the oile and wine in a viole glass the space of 2 dayes; then the viole is to be boiled with hay in a pott of water. This kind of boiling is called Belne a Maria and then to be strained which being done you must put new buds into it, this must be done 3 times in 6 dayes which is once in 2 dayes then straine it all and putt into the whole 12 ounces of venise turpentine. 6 ounces of the oile of Almonds 2 oun ces of saffrom 4 oun ces of red earth wormes often washed in good white wine of dicanum 4 drams of ? omentill 4 drams all thease must be beaten in a Morter, then mixed altogether, then to be sett in the sun 10 dayes or in an ouen after the bread is drawne then it must be alwayes kept close in a glasse or bottle the older it growes the more virtue it hath, the virtues of oile of S t Iohn are like wise hott and drie and healeth all wounds in a short space
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