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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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58 203 To kill a ringworme S Take the blades of vnset Leekes & bruise them, take iuice and anoint the place 1 or 2 a day ^ 204 For the eyes that are blasted S Take plantine water, rose water, the white of an egg and mingle them wel together and therewith wash your eyes dipin in and lay it to them ^ 205 A Iulip P Take the clearest of the barley water a pint and quarter of whitewine, wine, 3 ounces of sirrup of Leomonds, & 2 spoonesf ull of whitewine vine ger & 4 or 5 spo of suger finely beaten, a handf ull of bourage flowers, or a spoonef ull of bourag water put all these together into a pott with a couer and sett it in a skillet of boiling water halfe an houre, then take it out of the water and lett it coole and settle 206 For any bruise or swelling S Beate hempseede very small, seethe it in a quart of water with a hand f ull of wheate bran, & a good peece of sheepe suet shred seethe them together till they be thick, w h en apply warme twice a day. ^ 207 A drinke for the dropsy P Take 2 handsf ull of inward greene rine of Elder one handf ull of fine Iuy berries halfe an handf ull of Holly berries, a little ?oues and mace 2 leaues of leafe gold, boile all these in a pottle of Rennish wine vntill halfe be consumed, lett the party drinke of this in the morning a good quantity warme or cold ^ 208 A Iulip for the burning feauer P Take a quart of running water put it into a pipkin put into it a crust of bread alsoe put into it some bulose & burra flowers lett it stand & boile till halfe be consumed then take it of and straine it then take the cleerest of it & wring in the Iuice of a Lemond a little rose water & suger making it pleasant for p ar ties tast
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