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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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60 ^ 211 To make one cast P Take 2 cloues of Lilly rootes stamp them, straine them and drinke them with a draught of drinke 212 For the heate in the stomack P Take a handfull of Liuerwort, as much lettice as much burrage, as much marigolds, shred the m and stamp them then make a possett and take away the curd, then take 3 or 4 eggs the yolks taken out, & seethe the whites shels and the herbs together the space of and houre then straine it through a double clo u th and put in an halfe penyworth of suger. ^ 213 A good sirrup for the cough of the Lungs P Take about 3 pints of spring water, infuse therin for 24 houres one good handf ull of maiden haire one handf ull of Isope, halfe a handf ull of [hore] horehound the tops or branches of rosemary 2 or 3 little tops of peneroial, one little roote of Elacompaine 10 or 12 fennill rootes the pith being taken out, then when the former things haue, bin infused as long as aboue sayd then add therto halfe a dozen good sticks of lickarish cleare scraped and sliced, one handf ull of Anniseedes, about 30 figgs and cleane rubd and opened with a knife a handful of raisins of the sunne stoned if it be for a weake body you may add therevnto a pretty quantity of harts tongue & halfe a score dates boile all these together vppon a gentle fire vntill the liquer be strong enough of the ingredients, then take it of and lett the liquor run through a bolster then take the liquor and put fine suger into it as much as with a conveinent boiling will bring it into a sirrup when its cold take 2 spoonsf ull at a time, in the morning and about 3 or 4 a clock in the afternoone
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