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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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49 160 ^ A good broth P Take of the shauings of Iuory, and harts horn of each a q uar ter of an ounce of french barley 2 spoonesfull of the tops of bourage and buglose of each a little put all thease in the chickins belly and boile the chickin till it be tender boile a crust of bread in it and lett them eate of it once or twice a day. ^ 161 To make a harts horne Gelly P Boile your harts horn till you think it is enough then lett it stand till it be cooled, then sett it on coales and boile it againe with mace and su ger then put it in glasses 162 ^ To make a Barly broth P Boile the french barly in 2 or 3 waters till it be tender, and in the last water put in mace and raisins of the sonn, when it is enough put in salt and suger, you make an oatmeale caudle with all, white wine and halfe white wine and halfe ale. 163 ^ For a Consumption P Take euery morning 6 raisins of the sonne stone them & in euery one put a little peece of sweete butter, eate them and it they will doe good. ^ 164 For heate in the face P Take vine leaues and strabury leaues, dip them in creame, still them and wash them heate ^ 165 For heate in the face Take cowcombers, cutt of the greene still them and wash the heates. 166 To keepe one from sonne burning Take a quart of white wine, a good handfull of rosemary flowers and a little lemond peele boile these well and drinck of it 2 or 3 times a day. ^ 167 For a white skinne that growes ouer the eyes Take ginger grate and sifte it very fine and blowe it with a quill into the eyes.
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