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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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45 the a if the sinewes be cut it is good, for any burning with fire, it easeth and healeth very much the passion of the stomack, paine of the bladder and the lower parts of the belly It prouokes vrine it is for wormes in children for the gout and palsy. And for deafness in the head the order to vse this oile; to a wound take fine linnin burne then quench it in a little of the oile and apply it to the wound then binde it vp and lett it soe abide 24 houres, to the rest anoint the places greeued, and for the wormes drink it ^ 141 finily For the back P Amber finely beaten to pouder drink with brothe or drink in the morning, or corrall in red wine 142 To make sirrup of hearts P Take 4 sheepes hearts, cut them in thin slices dry the blood well from them in a linnin cloth then put them into an earthen pipkin & put to them a quarter of a handfull of rose mary, a quarter of a li of fine suger halfe a pint of red rose water and if you will a quarter of a pint of Burrage water then straine it and take 2. or 3 spoonesfull of warme in the morning, at 4 of the clock in the afternoone and when you goe to bed. ^ 143 ^ To make Almond milke . P Take a chickin and boile in running water with opening hearbs and rootes after it is boiled take Anisseedes, [lickorish] Lickorish, Almonds and oringes rootes if you haue them, beate all thease together, straine the brothe through with till it be strong as the parties stomack can endure it, the oreng rootes are good for the back. 144 A proued medecine for the goeing downe of the euill in the throate Take a new layd egg roste it hard then take out the yolke whole then take 2 whole nuttmeggs grate them and put them to the yolks of the egg as much beane flower as the nutmegg take 4 spoonesfull of red rose water then boile thes together on a chafingdish till they be as thick as a salue then spread a plaister vppon a cloth and lay it the crowne of the hed and us much to the nape of the neck.
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