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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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52 182 P A caudle for the same patient . Take red wine and yolkes of eggs where in it boile a few pumgrannet flowers and drinke a little now and then. ^ 183 To make pomatum S Take the pulp of apples, scomes greace and rose wa ter all these well beaten together is good to make hands smoothe ^ 184 A medecine to preserue the eyes from the small pox . P Take red rose water milke and saffron make it bloud warme and often anoint the eyes with a fether ^ 185 A posset to bring out the small pox P Take fennill rootes and slice them, take figs and boile them in a posset all this being warmed giue the patient thereof to drinke often. ^ 186 A good medecine to preserue the throate from the small pox P Steepe roch Allome in beare and lett the patient drinke often of that bear, 187 A medecine for sore nipples S Take red rose water and fine hard suger boile the same to a sirrup and anoint the nipples with it as often as the child sucks, kee ping the clothes cleane about them and from touching the sours as ne a re re as you can 188 A very good searcloth for a bruise, ache or any ?? greene wound or soare to be made as followeth S Take halfe a li of virgins wax, 4 ounces of may butter, a quarter of a pint of very good sallett oile, 2 ounces of fine beaten suger, boile all these together one quarter of an houre very gently, for if it seethe to much it will be black after
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