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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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59 ^ 209 To make a balsome of S t Iohns wort . S Take a pint of sack & a pinte of sallet oile take 6 handsf ull of the topseed of S t Iohns wort put them into the sack and oile stop them close that no sent comes out then lett it stand 3 dayes where it may haue a temperate heate then straine it and put in as many more fen, Iohns wort stopping it close, doe this 3 times, then take at into a skillett and boile it vntill the oile and wine be consumed, then put in as much venice turpentine as you may haue for 10 d then boile it a little more, take it of and put it into a glasse. ^ 210 For a burne a scald S Take house leekes re [a] d campion leaues, mari gold leaues, the single marygold that is tawny in the middle Alehoose plantine of each a good handf ull stamp them very small put a p oun d and 3 quarters of fresh hoggs grease boile all these together some halfe an houre then straine them out and put it into a pott and when it is cold there will be a settling in the botome then make holes in the ointment and powre out the settling and a month after boile it againe, soe it will keepe a yeare and if the burne or scald be in the face, melt it, lay it on with a fether and suffer not the soar to be dry for it will then be a scar if the burne be vppon the body lay the ointment on with primrose leaues, soe dresse it 3 or 4 times a day till the extremi ty be ouer then dress it but once a day
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