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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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64 225 Excellent Pills to purge out all ill humers P Take ke an ounce of Aloes & enugh of the iuce of Damaske rose leaues put it to the Aloes & set it in sun & th i s doe often & w he n you ?? it warme it & soe make as many pills as you will take at a time./ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 226 For heate in the face P Take ake brimstone finely beaten & sifted and if it be very much then put the pouder in a little sweete creame, ? not put it into some vineger & anoint the face with it & it will doe good. 227 A Salue . Take halfe a pound of pi t ch 2 oun = ces venise turpentine, halfe an ounce of frankinsence, one ounce of vir = gins wax, halfe a quarter of a pint of sallet oile, a good spoonefull of english hony; boile these till they are thick to make a salue. 228 A fine receipt for the falling sickness Take 4 penny worth of peony seede, and beate it to powder, allso take 4 penny
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