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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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54 ^ 189 Good for blisters that rise in ones hands S You must gather nettels in the middle of May before sun rise and put them into an ouen after bread is drawne to dry them, then rubb them to pouder, and when you neede boile a handfull in a pottle of running water till it come to a quart with a little Elicompaine in it soe often wash your hands in that water, this is alsoe good for kibe heeles and chilblaines 199 A lipp salue S Take 2 spoonefulls of good oyle a little bees wax and a spoonefull of rosewater, melt these toge ther and keepe it till you neede it ^ 191 For the black or yellow Iaundies P In May gather garden wormes, then wash them 2 or 3 times in water and salt till they dye then put them on pans, and put thrm into an ouen to drye after the bread is baked when they be dryed beate them to powder and keepe them close when you would vse it, take as much as will lay vppon a groat in 3 spoonesfull of ale or as much Muskadine 3 dayes together fasting. 192 For the Spleene . P Take Penerial and Cammamel wormewood and hisope of each a handfull chopp them all small, boil them with water & wheate branne till it be thick then put it into a hoggs bladder, lay it to the paine very hott tye the bladder very close you may warme it twice but make fresh euery day as long as you neede
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