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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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57 ^ 198 P For a head ache or a cold or for the stoping in the st o m a ck. Take of the ointment of Orainge flowers the , oyle of Almond of each one ounce of Capons grease 2 ounces, the weight of a 2 pence of Saffron dryed to pouder 2 spoonesfull of Annisseede water, or a quantity mix them together ^ 199 A good Glister P Take a handf ull of Mugwort a handf ull of mo= ther of time, a handf ull of violett leaues a handf ull of Marchmalowes a spoonefull of Fen nill seede, boile all these in possett drinke very well and when it is enough [pett] put in 3 spoonesf ull of sallet oile soe giue it wa r m e ^ 200 For the Palsy in the face P Take a quart of aquavita, uitæ, sage, and Ivy chop the herbes very small, then take a quantity of mustard seede bruised, then steepe the sage, Iuy and mustard seede in the aqua uitæ, then either straine it or distill it you must take a spoonef ull of it euery houre and hold it in your mouth ^ 201 A Bath for the Palsy in the face P Take Claret wine and sage and [th] seethe them together soe bathe the face with it wa r m e 202 A Poultes to ripen or breake Impost ume in the face or gumms S Take a quart of milk and make a posset with it of venice, take the curd and lap it in a cleane ragg soe hold it in your mouth vppon the greeued place as warme as you can apply it as often as you finde that in your mouth till it be somewhat cold & this will ripen breake & ?? it
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