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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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51 ^ 174 P A coole posset drink Sett on milke and when it doth boile put in a good handfull of sorrell and if it will not turne it put in a little veriuice soe drinck it often. ^ 175 Another P Take milk and make a possett put in a 2 good hands full of wood sorrel. lett it boile a [lettle] little drink a draught in the morning and at 4 a clock in the afternoone ^ 176 For a child that hath a cough with the rickets P Take 2 ounces of Capons greace, one ounce of ??ke of white lillies one spoonefull of aqua vitæ & 3 peny weight of saffron finely bea ten, mingle all thease well together anoint the childs stomach and lay a red cloth with some of it on it, thus doe euery day ^ 177 For the mother that is fallen downe in a woe man P Take a pint of sack seethe it with grated bread and greene parsley, make a poultice binde it to the navill and this will with g o ds helpe it ^ 178 For a morphew S Take a pinte of Ale a handfull of fetherfew straine it into the Ale and soe drinke of it. Morning and Euening and it will bring it of in 4 dayes 179 T o make slip salue S Take deeresuet melt it on a soft fire put to it halfe so much oile of roses straine it through a thick cloth into a fair vessell, put therto a good quantity of rose water and beate it till it be all as white as snowe. 180 For a woe man in labor . P Take halfe a pint of white wine boile it in 2 ounces of cassia one ounce of Alums this being well boiled together straine it and giue it the woeman to drinke and it will cause her to haue speedy travaile. ^ 181 A glister P Take almost a pint of milke boiled with 4 or 5 spoonesfull of course suger and giue it as a glister.
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