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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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73 250 A wound Drinke approued by many, the herbes are to be gather in May and Iune. P Take Auence Bugloss, Cinquefoyle, Cumfrey daseyes, with their rootes, Dandelyon, Agremony, Bitony, Mugworte, Plaintaine, Ribworte, Speareminte, Bramble-toppes, Sanacle, Strawbury leaues, Hawethorne = toppes, Scabious, Southernewood, Oake leaues, violet leaues, woodbind, wormewood, wild Angelica & white Bottles, that growe in the corne ffeildes, ildes, of each of these a handfull boyle them in a pottle of of s c pring water, & a quart of white wine ouer a soft fire, till halfe the liquor be consumed, then straine it & put it in one pinte of c hon e y, and sett it ouer the fire, boyle it, and scumme it cleane, giue of this 4 or 6 spoonefulls, night & morning, to the diseased person to drinke; this drinke is proued by many of credite to haue cured woundes in the flesh, sinewes, bones, & that peirced through the body, it stoppeth bleeding in woundes or att the nose, it throweth out Shiuers of c the bones, and thinges fixed in the flesh; it cures all sores or ulcers new or old, sore breasts of women, & clean = seth the bones, it cures any manner of fistula, and will make the shin within to come off c , & the flesh to close soundly
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