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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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47 ^ 151 The drinke P Take a quart of running water a quarter of a pound of currance, and a handfull of rai sons of the sun stoned a spoonefull of Aniseede as much Lickarish sliced, 6 leaues of harts tongue takeing out the black stalke in the middle a little handfull of Liuerwort, then boile all thease till halfe be boiled away you may put in a little scuruy grasse if you will, then straine it and put in 2 pennyworth of brown suger candy and lett the child take in the morning and at 4 a clock in the afternoone 4 or 5 spoonesfull at a time, fasting an hour before and after. ^ 152 The ointment . P Take Rosemary, white wort speeke h isope Time Southernwood, Maidenhaire, Bay leaues leaues & peneriall of each one handfull, cutt them small, then boile them in sallet oile or butter vnwashed, or salted being well boiled, together, then straine it and twice a day anoint the child with it, on the ioints and on the knotts, and on the the ribbs, and on the brest if it be narrow rubbing it well by the fire with a warme hand and with gods helpe it will cure the child. ^ 153 The cordiall waterfor for the passion of the heart P Take 4 pounds of cheries stoned, 2 handsfull of baume, a handfull of rosemary an ounce of sinnamon 2 nutmeggs sliced, steepe all thease in 5 pints of Carret wine for one night, the next day distill altogether in an ordinary still, when you vse it put a spoone full of the sirrup of G elliflowers, 2 or 3 spoone full of the water, or a litttle suger with muke & Amber Gris; boile in it, and make in to a fine pouder againe vse it for 9 nights together 154 To comfort a woman with child P Seethe the milk of one Cow with a little rosemary in it and suger, & ale therof euery day & it will nourish the woeman and the child rosemary likewise in the drinck at meales is good for many thins thin g s
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