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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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50 168 To make an ointment . S Take Auens violett leaues & greene marygold leaues of each 2 handsfull boile these in 2 pounds of vnwashed butter, then straine it and keepe it for your vse. ^ 169 A Iulip P Take a pinte of barly water put in to it 2 spoonesfull of sirrup of lem, 2 of sirrup of vio lets and a little of the iuice of lemonds ^ 170 A cordiall drinke P Take a q uar t e r of a pint of posset drinck put in it a spoonefull of the sirrup of [l?l?] Cloue gel liflowers and a little Alearmus if you will. 171 ^ To make chany broth P Take the 3 d part of an ounce of chany steepe it in a quart of faire water in a pipkin on warme Embers 3 houres, then boile it with a soft fire vntill one halfe be wasted then take a chickin and lett it boile a walme or 2 in a pint of water let it be well scummed, then put both the chickin and the liquor together, put to them a handfull of Buglace, a branch of rosemary a sprigg of time a lack of mace and a crust of bread, let them boile to a pint soe take one halfe in the morning and the rest at 4 of the clock in the after noone, soe make your broth newe euery day and you must vse constantly for the space of 3 weekes. 172 ^ For one that hath a strong breath Lett them vse for to eate hard crusts of brown bread that is a little burned. ^ 173 To make a water for a mouth that is furred Take a handfull of sorrill leaues of lettice and mallow leaues of each a handfull wash them cleane and boile them to pap in running wa ter then straine and put a little sack of ??unell owes and 2 drops of spirit of vitreall soe with a cloth rub your mouth.
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