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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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48 ^ 155 For the red Iaundies P Take red sage, mints, fennill, betony, hisope a good quantity; seethe them in a pottle of good Ale put thereto a quarter of an ounce of mace, a quarter of an ounce of Coriander seede, a q uar t e r of an ounce of saffron & drinke morning and Euening 3 spoonesfull at a time. 156 Plaister ag ain st all the winds of the matrix of the speene, of the gutts and gainst the dropsy. P Take an ounce of Goates dung an ounce of hony put it in a peuter dish and heate it on coales of fire then put thereto an ounce of goates dung, an ounce of implast er round gra laurell lay that on a peece of fustian or new cloth and apply that hott to your body 157 A Salue S Take halfe a pound of pitch 2 ounces of venice turpentine, halfe an ounce of frankinsence one ounce of virgins wax, halfe a q uar ter of a pint of sallet oile a good spoonefull of English hony boile these till they be thick to make a salue. ^ 158 A good glister P Take of mallowes and violet leaues of each a good handfull of fennill seedes halfe an ounce boile these in a pint and halfe of posset drink till it be halfe consumed, straine it and put in it 4 ounces of course suger and 2 ounces of sirrup of violets giue it blood warme for a Glister. ^ 159 For the possett drinke P Take Iuory and harts horne of each halfe an ounce of wood sorrell one good handfull boile these in 3 pints of possett drink till halfe a pint be consumed straine it and drinck it often
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