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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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66 ^ 229 for to stay bleeding at the nose S Stampe stinging nettles & put them into the nostrill that bleeds./ ^ 230 for the paine of the stomach & side P Take greene wallnutts & still them & drinke the water with London Treacle. the distilled water alone is aproued to take downe big bellies in children or others if it be dranke morning & euening fasting with a little suger a quarter of [a] P in t at a draught./ ^ 231 for the shingles P Take sum Aquavitæ & burne it tell the strength be gone then wash the place with it & dip rags in it & lay one this doe morning & night at 2 or 3 times it will cure./. - aproued Note: the following is in Packer's shorthand; although the heading is her usual shorthand, the body of the recipe is UPSIDE DOWN! 232 for sore niples Take a hogs iaw and burne it till it be white then make it into fine powder an with a puf dust it on the sore places after the child hath sucked in .3. daies it will cure. an you mus?t
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