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Choice Manuall,

Rare and Select

Collected, and practiſed
by the Right Honourable, the
Counteſſe of Kent, late

Whereto are added ſeveral
Experiments of the Virtues
of Gaſcon ponuder, and Lapis contra
, by a Profeſſor
of Phyſick.

As alſo moſt Exquiſite waies
of Preſerving, Conſerving,
Candying, &c.

The Second Edition.

Printed by G. D. and are to be
ſold by William Shears, at the Sign
of the Bible
in St. St. Pauls
, 16551655.

Image of a coat of arms surmounted by a cherub head and surrounded with architectural scrolling. Circle at bottom with face in profile and Georgiun D. G. Mag. B. R. Fret Hirrex F. D. in a circle and Munificentia Regia. 17151715. on the outside.

Georgiun D. G. Mag. B. R. Fret Hirrex F. D. Munificentia Regia. 17151715.


To the Reader.

Courteous Reader.

Well remembring that we are all born for the weal-puublike good: I here tender to thy peruſall this ſmall, and yet moſt Excellent Treatiſe, Entituled, A choice Manual of Rare and Select Secrets in Phyſick: If thereby thou ſuck abundance of Profit, I ſhall be ſuperlatively glad, but if any, or perchance many unlooked for miſtakes, for want of a due application, bid thee entertain contrary thoughts, the effect not anſwering thy curious expectation, upon a more ſerious reflex, know, that nothing is abſolutely perfect, and withal, that the richeſt and moſt ſoveraign Antidote may be often miſapplied: wherefore the fault not being mine, excuſe & ceaſe to cenſure: For which juſt, & but reaſonable favour, thou ſhalt deſervedly oblige me,


W. Jar.

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A Table of the Contents.

  • A

    • For an Ague. 27. 64. 137. 146.
    • For an Ach. 28. 39. 59. 61. 120. 127.
    • Aqua Compoſita 114. 126. 137.
    • For an Ach in the Back. 129.
    • For a tertian Ague. 155.
    • For the ſtinging of an Adder. 156.
    • Mr. Aſhleys Ointment. 162.
    • For an Ach in the joynt. 164.
    • The vertue of Aqua Bezoar. 191.
    • Sp. of Confection of Alkermes its Vertues. 196.
    • Extract of Ambergreice. ib.
  • B

    • For a Bruiſe. 10. 30. 56. 77. 95. 104. 110.
    • For reſtoring Breath. 19.
    • A ſtrengthening meat for the ſame. 20
    • A Cor- B2r
    • A Cordial for a Breakfaſt. 21.
    • For griping of the Belly. 22.
    • To clear the Bloud. 31.
    • For burning in the Back. 33
    • For weakneſſe in the Back. 34. 78. 79. 103.
    • For a Sore Breaſt. 38.
    • For a ſtinking breath. 39.
    • For one that piſſeth bloud. 48.
    • For the bone-ach. 72. 148.
    • For a burning by lightning. 83.
    • To ſtanch Bloud. 85.
    • For the black Jaundice. 89.
    • For burning with Gunpouder. 96.
    • A Plaiſter for the Back. 115.
    • To make Balm water. 146
    • For an inward Bruiſing. 150
    • For a Blaſt. 168
    • Balſamum. 169
  • C

    • For a Conſumption and Cough of the Lungs. 1. 20. 29. 133. 178.
    • To make a jelly and gliſter for the Cough. 14
    • For an extream cough and cold. 11. 34. 178.
    • China broth for a Conſumption. 23.
    • B2 Another B2v
    • Another broth for a Conſumption. 25
    • For Cornes. 51
    • For a Canker. 52. 103. 118. 153
    • For pain after Child-birth. 68
    • For ſwollen Cods. ib.
    • For the Collick. 81
    • For all manner of Cuts. 86
    • For a dead Child in a woman. 91
    • To deliver a Child in danger. 133. 157
    • To cool Choler. 136
    • For the Collick paſſion. 137
    • For Children that are troubled with an extream Cough. 149
    • For a Cold. 168
    • Pouder of Crabs Claws. 186
    • The Vertues of a root called Contra Yerva. 188. 189. 190
    • Vertues of Spirit of Clary. 191
    • Vertues of ſp. of Comfrey. 196
  • D

    • For the Dropſie. 31
    • For the biting of a mad Dog. 63. 72. 156
    • Vertues of ſp. of Diaſatyrion. 194
  • E For B3r
  • E

    • For all Infirmities and Diſeaſes of the Eyes. 30. 33. 49. 50. 109. 149
    • For pin and web and redneſſe in the Eye. 36. 75. 147. 148.
    • For the Emeroids. 95. 128. 152
    • For Rheum at the Eyes. 127. 131
    • For ſore Eyes. 172. 174. 175
    • Several Experiments made of the Connteſs of Kents pouder. 198
  • F

    • For a faintneſſe. 3
    • For Flegm. 11
    • To know whether he that hath the Flux ſhall live or die. 47
    • For the Falling ſickneſſe. 56. 172
    • For the bloudy Flux. 56. 138. 173
    • To kill a Felon. 64
    • To break a Felon. 65. 122. 129
    • Oil of Foxes its Vertues. 104
    • Jelly of Frogs. 177
    • For a red Face. 182
  • G

    • For the Gout. 43. 91. 92.
    • For the Green ſickneſſe. 84
    • Gaſcons pouder. 183
    • B3 Gaſcons B3v
    • Gaſcons pouder by the Apothecaries. 185
  • H

    • To make Horſe Radiſh drink. 7
    • To take away Hoarſneſſe. 13
    • To take away Head-ach. ib.
    • A Cordial for the Heart. 16. 87
    • For coldneſſe in the Head. 34
    • For the Hearing. 44. 91. 122
    • For the breaking out of Childrens heads. 55
    • For the ſwelling of the head with a fall. 69
    • For a new hurt. 72
    • To cleanſe the Head. 74
    • For ſinging in the Head. 97
    • For a Heat, burning or ſcalding. 125
    • Oil of Hypericon. 170
    • For a ſcald Head. 173
    • For heat of the ſoles of the Feet. 183
  • I

    • For the Itch. 10. 95. 174
    • Oil of St. Johns Wort. 80
    • For a ſtrain in the joints. 161
  • K

    • For Kibes. 126. 172
    • The Counteſs of Kents pouder. 186
  • L For B4r
  • L

    • For the Liver. 11. 111
    • For a Lask. 69 95. 112. 119
    • Againſt grief of the Lungs. 73
    • To cauſe eaſie Labour. 77
    • To keep ones body Looſe. 181
  • M

    • Againſt Melancholy. 4. 8. 111
    • Aqua Mirabilis with the vertues. 4. 5
    • To prevent miſcarrying. 26
    • For the Mother. 119. 153
    • The Vertues of Aqua Mariæ. 192
    • The Vertues of ſp. of Mints. 193
    • The compoſition of Oleum Magiſtrale. 204
  • P

    • For the Plague. 9 99. 107. 108. 139. 154. 155. 176. 180
    • For the Pluriſie. 26 74
    • For a dead Palſie. 38. 102
    • A good Purge. 59
    • For a prick with a Nail or Thorn. 96. 107. 117
    • To make the Leaden Plaiſter. 105
    • The Vertue of the plaiſter. 106
    • For the Ptiſick. 121
    • For B4v
    • For pricking and burning in the ſoles of the feet. 125
    • For a puſh. 130
    • The beſt Paracelſus Salve. 157
    • An excellent Plague water. 166
    • A defenſive Plaiſter againſt the Plague. 167
  • R

    • Running of the Reins. 35. 68. 82. 125 168
    • Pectorall Rowles. 37
    • For the Reins of the back. 61
    • For Rheum in the head. 95
    • For one that hath a Rupture. 99 100. 117
    • Vertues of floures of Roſemary. 192
    • Vertues of Sp. of Roſes. 194
  • S

    • For Stone in the Kidneys. 12. 6. 75
    • For a Stitch. 10. 62. 99
    • For Scabs. 10
    • For the Scurvie. 31
    • To Strengthen the Stomack. 33. 130
    • For Sun-burnt. 35
    • For a ſwelling. 39. 51. 52. 53. 71. 73. 115
    • For B5r
    • For Spitting bloud. 46. 72
    • Againſt Surfetting. 49. 60. 111. 175
    • For Sinewes that are ſhrunk. 63
    • Dr. Stevens Water. 65. 146
    • To cauſe one to ſleep. 71. 103. 119. 122
    • For pain in the Stomack. 76
    • A Cordial for the Sea. 78.
    • For the Stone. 81. 94. 112. 134. 135
    • For an old Sore. 81. 89. 90. 93. 101. 119. 128. 145
    • To make oil of Sage. 87
    • For the tooth-ach. 88
    • For a Scald. 97. 123. 152
    • To make oil of Swallowes. 116
    • A Water for the ſight. 121
    • For the ſtiffneſſe of Sinews. 138
    • For the Spleen. 151
    • Vertues of Spirits of Saffron. 193
    • Vertues of Sp. of Strawberries. 195
  • T

    • For ſtopping in the Throat. 11
    • To diſtill Triacle Water. 12
    • For a Tetter. 56. 97. 180
    • To keep Teeth clean. 86
    • To cure the Garget in the Throat. 90
    • To B5v
    • To quench thirſt. 120
    • For the Tooth-ach. 178
    • To faſten the Teeth. ib.
    • To make one Taſte their meat. 179
    • The Vertues of Aqua Theriacalis. 193
  • V

    • To ſtay Vomiting. 33
    • To ſtop the bleeding of a Vein. 47
    • For a Vein ill ſmitten. 48.
    • For Ulcers. 55
    • Flos Unguentorum. 57
    • Againſt biting of Venomous beaſts. 70
    • Againſt falling of the Uvula. 182.
  • W

    • A Cordial for Wind in the ſtomock. 16. 146. 156.
    • Reſtoratives for the ſame. 16. 17. 18. 41.
    • For a green Wound. 27. 54. 69. 70. 83. 108. 124. 133.
    • For one that is Weak. 39. 42. 98
    • To ſtanch bleeding of a Wound. 46. 96. 168
    • For a Woman traveling with Child. 48. 79
    • For B6r
    • For a Wen. 44
    • For cankered Wounds. 62
    • Dr. Willoughbies Water. 66
    • To draw an Arrow head, or any iron out of a Wound. 68
    • For a Woman that hath her flowers too much. 91
    • To cauſe a Woman to have her ſickneſſe. 94
    • To kill Wormes. 94. 153
    • For the Wind Collick. 102
    • For one that cannot make Water. 114. 182.
    • To take away Warts. 121
  • Y

    • Yellow Jaundice. 37.
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A Choice Manual,

or Rare and Select Secrets in Physick,

By the right Honorable the Counteſſe of Kent.

A very good medicine for a Conſumption, and Cough of the Lungs.

Take a pound of the beſt Honey as you can get, and diſſolve it in a Pipkin, then take it off the fire, and put in two penniworth of flower of brimſtone, and C two C1v 2 two penniworth of powder of Elecampana, and two penniworth of the flower of Liquorice, and two penniworth of red Roſe-water, and ſo ſtir them together, till they be all compounded together, and put it into a gallie pot, and when you uſe it, take a liquorice ſtick beaten at one end, and take up with it as much almost as halfe a Walnut, at night when you go to bed, & in the mornings faſting, or at any time in the night when you are troubled with the Cough and ſo let it melt down in your mouth by degrees.

Sr. John Digbies Medicine for the ſtone in the Kidnies.

Take a pound of the fineſt Honey, and take ſeven quarts of Conduit water, ſet them on the fire, and when it is ready to ſeeth, ſcum it, and ſtill as the froth doth riſe, ſcum it, and put in twenty whole Cloves, and let them ſeeth ſoftly for the ſpace of halfe an hour, and ſo bottle it up for your uſe, and drink it morning and C2r 3 and evening,& at your meat,& uſe no other drink untill you are well.

A Medicine for the falling ſickneſſe.

Take a pennie weight of the powder of gold, ſix pennie weight of Pearl, ſix pennie weight of Amber, ſix pennie weight of Corral, eight grains of Bezar, half an ounce of Pionie ſeeds: Alſo you muſt put ſome powder of a dead mans ſcull that hath been an Anatomie, for a woman, and the powder of a woman for a man, compound all theſe together, and take as much of the powder of all theſe as will lie upon a two pence for nine mornings together in Endive water, and drink a good draught of Endive water after it.

For Cordials and Reſtoratives uſe theſe things following.

In any faintneſſe take three drops of oil of Cinnamon, mixed with a ſpoonful of Sirrup of Gilliflowers, and as much Cinnamon water, drink this for a Cordiall.

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Againſt Melancholie.

Take one ſpoonfull of Gilliflowers, the weight of ſeven barley corns of Bever-ſtone, bruiſe it as fine as flower, and ſo put it into two ſpoonfulls of Sirrup of Gilliflowers, and take it four hours after ſupper, or elſe four hourse after dinner, this will cheer the heart.

If you be ſick after meals uſe this.

Take of the beſt green Ginger is preſerved in Sirrup ſhred it in ſmall pieces, put it into a gallie pot,& put Cinnamon water to it, then after dinner or ſupper, eat the quantity of two nutmegs upon a knifes point.

Aqua Mirabilis.

Take three pints of white wine, one pinte of Aqua vitæ, one pint of juice of Salendine, one drachm of Cardamer, a drachm of Mellilot flowers, Cubebs, a drachm of Galingal, Nutmegs, Mace, Ginger and Cloves, of each a drachm, mingle all theſe together over night, the next morning ſet them a ſtilling in a glaſſe Limbeck.

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The Vertues.

This water diſſolveth ſwelling of the Lungs, and being periſhed doth help and comfort them, it ſuffereth not the bloud to putrifie, he ſhall not need to be let bloud that uſeth this water, it ſuffereth not the heart burning, nor Melancholy or Flegm to have dominion, it expelleth urine, and profiteth the ſtomack, it preſerveth a good colour, the viſage, memorie, and youth, it deſtroyeth the Palſie.

Take ſome three ſpoonfulls of it once or twice a week, or oftner, morning and evening, firſt and laſt.

Another way to make Aqua mirabilis.

Take Galingal, Cloves, Quibs, Ginger, Mellilip, Cardamonie, Mace, Nutmegs, of each a drachm, and of the juice of Mints and Balm, of each half a pint more, and mingle all the ſaid Spices being beaten into a powder with the C3 juice C3v 6 juice, and with a pint of good Aqua vitæ, and three pints of good white wine, and put all theſe together into a pot, and let it ſtand all night being cloſe ſtopt, and in the morning ſtill it with a ſoft fire as can be, the ſtill being cloſe paſted, and a cold ſtill.

A Medicine for the Stone in the Kidnies.

Take a good handful of Pellitorie of the wall, a handful of Mead Parſley, or ſaxifrage, a handfull of wild Thime, a handfull of garden Parſley, three ſpoonfuls of Fennel ſeeds, ſix Horſe Raddiſh roots ſliced, then ſhred all theſe thogether, and put them in a gallon of new milk, and let them ſtand and ſteep in a cloſe pot one whole night, and then ſtill them milk and all together, this muſt be done in May or June, for then hearbs are in their beſt ſtate, and when it is taken, you muſt put to two or three ſpoonfuls of this water, as much White wine as Reniſh C4r 7 Reniſh, and if you pleaſe a little Sugar, and to take it two dayes before the change, and two dayes after, and two dayes before the fall, and two dayes after, continuing taking the ſame all the year, and the patient undoubtedly ſhall find great eaſe, and void many ſtones, and much gravel with little pain.

To make Horſe-Raddiſh drink.

Take half a pound of Horſe-Raddiſh, then waſh and ſcrape them very clean, and ſlice them very thin, croſſe waies on the root, then put them into ſix quarts of ſflawed-reproductionone or two wordse, ſuch as is ready to flawed-reproductionone to three wordswhich being put into a Pipkinflawed-reproductionone to two wordscover’d ſet on the embers, keeping it little more than bloud warm for twelve hours, then take it off the fire, and let it ſtand to cool untill the next morning, then pour the clear liquor into bottles, and keep it for your uſe, drinking a good draught thereof in the morning, faſting two hours after, and the like quantity C4 at C4v 8 at four in the afternoon, this drink is excellent good againſt windes, as alſo for the ſcouring, and dropſie being taken in time.

An excellent Sirrup againſt Melancholy.

Take four quarts of the juice of Pearmaines, and twice as much of the juice of Bugloſſe, and Borrage, if they be to be gotten, a drachm of the beſt Engliſh Saffron, bruiſe it, and put it into the juice, then take two drachms of Kermes ſmall beaten to a powder, mix it alſo with the juice, ſo being mixt, put them into an earthen veſſel, covered or ſtopt fourty eight hours, then ſtrain it, a ſhallow pound of Sugar to every quart of juice, and ſo boile it to the ordinary height of a ſirrup; after it be boiled, take one drachm of the ſpices of Diamber, & two drachms of the ſpices of Diamargariron frigidum, and ſo few the ſame ſlenderly in a linnen bag, that you may put the ſame eaſily into the bottle of ſirrup,rup, C5r 9 rup, and ſo let it hang with a thread out at the mouth of the bottle; the ſpices muſt be put into the ſirrup in the bag, ſo ſoon as the ſirrup is off the fire, whilſt it is hot, then afterwards put it into the bottle, and there let it hang: put but a ſpoonfull or two of Honey amongſt it, whilſt it is boiling, and it will make the ſcum riſe, and the ſirrup very clear.

You muſt adde to it the quantity of a quarter of a pint of the juice of Balm.

An excellent receipt for the Plague.

Take one pound of green Walnuts, half an ounce of Saffron, and half an ounce of London Triacle, beaten together in a morter, and with a little Carduus, or ſome ſuch water, vapour it over the fire, till it come to an electuary: keep this in a pot, and take as much as a Walnut, it is good to cure a Feaver, Plague, and any infection.

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An excellent Cordiall.

Take the flowers of Marigolds, and lay them in ſmall ſpirit of Wine, when the tincture is fully taken out, pour it off from the flowers, and vapor it away till it come to a conſiſtence as thick as an Electuary.

For a bruiſe, or Stitch, under the Ribs.

Take five or ſix handfuls of Cabbage, ſtamp it, and ſtrain it, after it is boiled in a quart of fair water, then ſweeten it with Sugar, and drink of it a wine Glaſſe, in the morning, and at four in the afternoon, for five or ſix dayes together: then take a Cabbage leaf, and between two diſhes ſtew it, being wet firſt in Canary wine, and that lay hot to your ſide evenings & mornings.

An excellent Receipt for an Itch, or any foul Scabs.

Take Fox-gloves, and boil a handfull of them in poſſet drink, and C6r 11 and drink of it a draught at night, & in the morning, then boil a good quantity of the Fox-gloves in faire running water, and annoint the places that are ſore with the water.

A Receipt good for the Liver.

Take Turpentine, ſlice it thin, and lay it on a ſilver, or Purſlane plate, twice or thrice in the Oven with the bread till it be dry, and ſo make it into powder, every day take as much as will lie on a ſixpence in an Egg.

For Flegm, and ſtopping in the throat, and ſtomack.

D. T.

Take oil of Almonds, flawed-reproductionone or two wordsd oil, buds of Orange flowers, flawed-reproductionone word all theſe in Milk and annoint the ſtomack well with it, and lay a ſcarlet cloth next to it.

For an extream cold, and a cough.

Take of Hylop water ſix ounces, of red Poppy water four ounces, ſix Dates, ten Figs, and ſlice them ſmall, a handfull of Raflawed-reproductionthree letterss of the Sun, the weight of a ſhilling of the powder C6v 12 powder of Liquorice, put theſe inthe aforeſaid waters, and let them ſtand five or ſix hours upon warm coals cloſe covered, and not boil, then ſtrain forth the water, and put into it as much ſugar of Roſes as will ſweeten it, drink of this in the morning, & at four of the clock in the afternoon, and when you go to bed.

To diſtill Triacle water.

Take one ounce of Harts-horn ſhaved, and boil it in three pints of Carduus water till it come to a quart, then take the roots of Elecampane, Gentian, Cipreſſe, Tuflawed-reproductionone or two lettersmentil, and of Citron rinds, of each one ounce Borrage, Bugloſſe, Roſemary flours, of each two ounces, then take a pound of the beſt old Triacle, and diſſolve it in ſix pints of white Wine, and three pints of Roſe-water, ſo infuſe altogether, and diſtill it.

It is good to reſtore ſpirits, and ſpeech, and good againſt ſwouninging, C7r 13 ing faintneſſe, agues, and worms, and the ſmall pox.

Triacle Water.

Take three ounces of Venice Triacle, and mingle it in a quart of ſpirits of wine, ſet it in horſe-dung four or five daies, then diſtill it in aſhes or ſand twice over, after take the bottom which is left in the Still, and put to it a pint of ſpirit of wine, and ſet it in the dung till the tincture be clean out of it, and ſtrain the clear tincture out of it, and ſet it on the fire till it become to be a thick conſiſtence, it muſt be kept with a ſoft fire. And ſo the like with ſaffron.

To take away a Hoarſneſſe.

Take a Turnip, cut a hole in the top of it, and fill it up with brown Sugar candy, and ſo roaſt it in the embers, and eat it with Butter.

To take away the head-ach.

Take the beſt Sallade oil, and the glaſſe half full with tops of Poppy flours which groweth in the Corn, C7v 14 Corn, ſet this in the Sun a fourtnight, and ſo keep it all the year, and annoint the Temples of your head with it.

For a Cough.

Take Sallade oil, Aqua Vitæ, and Sack, of each an equall quantity, beat them altogether, and before the fire rub the ſoles of your feet with it.

To make a Jelly of Harts-horn.

Take a quart of running water, and 3 ounces of Harts-horn ſcraped very fine, then put it into a ſtone Jug and ſet the Jug in a Kettle of water over the fire, & let it boil two or three hours untill it jelly, then put into it three or four ſpoonfulls of Roſe- water, or White-wine, then ſtrain it: you may put into it Musk, or Ambergreice, and ſeaſon it as you pleaſe.

To make a Gliſter.

Take half a quart of new Milk, or three quarters, ſet it on the fire, and make it ſcalding hot, then take it C8r 15 it off, and put into it the yoalk of a new laid Egg beaten, two ounces of brown Sugar-candy, or black Sugar, give it to the party bloud warm.

To make a Gliſter.

Take the bone of a neck of Mutton, or Veal clean waſhed, ſet it on the fire to boil in three pints of fair water, and when it is clean ſcummed, then put in the roots of Fennel and Parſley clean waſhed and ſcraped, of either of them the roots bruiſed a handfull, of Cammomile, and Mallowes a handful, let all theſe boile together till half be waſted, then ſtrain it, take three quarters of a pint of this broth, brown Sugar-candy two ounces, of oil of Flax-ſeed two ounces, mingle all theſe together, and take it for a gliſter bloud-warm, when it is in your body keep it half an hour, or three quarters of an hour, or an hour if you can.

A Comfor- C8v 16

A Comfortable Cordial to chear the heart.

flawed-reproductionone wordone ounce of conſerve of flawed-reproductionone or two wordsrs, four grains of the flawed-reproductionone or two wordsusk bruiſed as fine as flawed-reproductionone or two wordsr, then put it into a little tin pot, and keep it till you have need to make this Cordial following, Viz. Take the quantity of one Nutmeg out of your tin pot, put to it one ſpoonfull of Cinnamon-water, and one ſpoonful of the Sirrup of Gillifloures, Ambergreice, mix all theſe together, and drink them in the morning, faſting three or four hours, this is moſt comfortable.

A Cordial for wind in the Stomack, or any Part.

Take ſix or eight ſpoonfuls of Pennyroyal water, put into it four drops of oil of Cinnamon, ſo drink it any time of day, ſo you faſt two hours after.


Take a well flesht Capon from the C9r 17 the barn-door, and pluck out his Intrals, then waſh it within with a little White-wine, then flea off all the skin, and take out his bones, and take the fleſh, onely cut it in little pieces, and put it into a little ſtone bottle, and put to it an ounce of white Sugar-candy, ſix Dates ſlit, with the ſtones and piths taken out, one large Mace, then ſtop the bottle up faſt, and ſet it in a Chafer of water, and let it boil three hours, then take it out, and pour the juice from the meat, and put to it one ſpoonful of red Roſe-water, and take the better part for your breakfaſt four hours before dinner, and the other part at three a clock in the afternoon, being bloud-warm.

Another Reſtorative.

Take half a pint of Claret-wine, and half a pint of Ale, and make a Caudle with a new laid Egg, put in half a Nutmeg, cut into two peices, then take it off the fire, and put in ſeven graines of Ambergreice,greice C9v 18 greice, drink this for two breakfaſts, for it will increaſe bloud and ſtrength.

Another Reſtorative.

Take two new laid Eggs, and take the whites clean from them, and put the yolks both in one ſhell, then put in two ſpoonfuls of Claret- wine, ſeven grains of Ambergreice ſmall bruiſed, and a little Sugar- candy, ſtir all theſe together, and make them bloud-warm, and ſup them up for a breakfaſt three or four hours before dinner.

Another Reſtorative.

Take a young leg of Mutton, cut off the skin, and the fat, take the fleſh being cut into ſmall pieces, and put it into a ſtone bottle, then put to it two ounces of raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, a large Mace, an ounce and half of Sugar-candy, and ſtop the bottle very cloſe, and let it boil in a Chafer three houres, and ſo put the juice from the meat, and keep it in a clean glaſſe, it will ſerve C10r 19 ſerve for three breakfaſts, or if he will, he may take ſome at three a clock in the afternoon being made warm.

A reſtoring Broath.

Take two ounces of Cheneroots, firſt ſlit very thin, then put it in a new Pipkin with five pints of running water, being cloſe covered, and ſo ſet it upon embers all night long, where it may be very hot, but not ſeeth, then put to that water, a great Cock Chicken, and when it is clean ſcummed, put into it two ſpoonfuls of French Barley, ſix Dates ſlit, with the pithes and ſtones taken out, two ounces of Raiſins of the Sun ſton’d, a large Mace, let all theſe boil together till half be conſumed, then take out the Cock, and beat the fleſh of it in a clean Motter, and a little of the broth, then ſtrain it altogether throughout a hair Collender, then put in two ſpoonfuls of red Roſe water, and ſweeten it with C10v 20 with white Sugar-candy, drink of this broth being made warm half a pint in the morning early faſting; and ſleep after it if you can, drink a good draught at three of the clock in the afternoon, this broth is very good for a Conſumption, and the longer they taſte it, it is the better.

A ſtrengthening Meat.

Take Potato roots, roaſt them, or bake them, then pill them, and ſlice them into a diſh, put to it lumps of raw marrow, and a few Currans, a little whole Mace, and ſweeten it with Sugar to your taſte, and ſo eat it in ſtead of buttered Parſnips.

Broath for a Conſumption.

Take three Marrow-bones, break them in pieces, and boil them in a gallon of water till half be conſumed, then ſtrain the liquor through a Collender, and let it ſtand while it be cold, then take off all the fat clean, and put the broth into a Pipkin, and put to it a good cock- C11r 21 cock-Chicken, and a knuckle of Veal, then put into it the bottome of a white loaf, a whole Mace, two ounces of Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, ſix Dates ſlit, let all theſe boil together till half be conſumed, then ſtrain it, in ſtead of Almonds take a few Piſtaties kernels, and beat them and ſtrain them with your broths as you do Allmond milk, and ſo ſweeten it with white Sugar, and drink half a pint early in the morning, and at three a clock in the afternoon, and ſo continue a good while together, or elſe it will do you no good.

Another Cordial.

Take a preſerved Nutmeg, cut it in four quarters, eat a quarter at a breakfaſt, and another in the afternoon, this is good for the head and ſtomack.

A Cordial for a Breakfaſt faſting.

Eat a good piece of Pomecitron preſerved, as big as your two fingers in length and breadth, and ſo C11v 22 ſo at three of the clock in the afternoon.

A reſtoring Breakfaſt.

Take the brawn of a Capon, or Pullet, twelve Jordan Almonds blanched, beat them together, and ſtrain out the juice with a draught of ſtrong broath, and take it for a breakfaſt, or to bedward.

A Medicine for any gripings of the Belly.

Take a pint of Claret wine, put to it a ſpoonfull of Parſley ſeed, and a ſpoonful of ſweet Fennel ſeed, half a dozen Cloves, a branch of Roſemary, a wild Mallow root clean waſht and ſcrapt, and the pith taken out, with a good piece of Sugar, ſet this on the fire, and burn the Claret very well with all theſe things in it, then drink a good draugt of it in the morning faſting, and at three a clock in the afternoon.

To keep the Body Lapintine.

Take half a pint of running water, put it in a new Pipkin with a cover, C12r 23 cover, then put into the water two ounces of Manna, and when it is diſſolved, ſtrain it, and put to it four ounces of Damask Prunes, eight Cloves, a branch of Roſemary, let all theſe ſtew together while they be very tender, then eat a dozen of them with a little of the liquor an hour before dinner or ſupper, then take a draught of broth and dine.

To make the China Broth for a Conſumption.

Take China root thin ſliced two ounces, ſteep it twenty four hours in eight pints of fair water, letting it ſtand warm all the time, being cloſe covered in an earthen Pipkin, or Iron pot, then put to it a good Cockrel, or two Chickens clean dreſſed, and ſcum it well, then put in five-leaved graſſe two handfuls Maiden-hair, Harts tongue, of either half a handful, twenty Dates ſliced, two or three Mace, and the bottome of a Manchet, let all theſe C12v 24 theſe ſtew together, untill not above one quart remaines, then ſtrain it, and take all the fleſh, and ſweet bones, beat them in a ſtone Morter, and ſtrain out all the juyce with the broth, the ſweeten it with two ounces of white Sugar-candy in pouder, and take thereof half a pint at once, early in the morning warm, and ſleep after it if you can, and two houres before ſupper at your pleaſure, when you ſteep the root, ſlice two drachms of white Sanders, and as much red Sanders, and let them boyle in the broth.

A gentle Purge.

Take one ounce of Damask Roſes, eat it all at one time, faſt three quarters of an hour after, then take a draught of Broth, and dine.

Another Purge.

Take the weight of four or five pence of Rubarb, cut it in little pieces, and take a ſpoonfull or two of good Currans waſht very clean, ſo D1r 25 ſo mingle them together, and ſo eat them, faſt an hour after, and begin that meal with broth, you may take it an hour before if you will.

Broth for a Conſumption.

Take a courſe Pullet, and ſow up the belly, and an ounce of the conſerves of red Roſes, of the conſerves of Borage, and Bugleſs floures, of each of them half an ounce, Pine apple kernels, and Piſtaties, of each half an ounce bruiſed in a Morter, two drachms of Amber Pouder, all mixed together and put in the belly, then boyle it in three quarts of water, with Egrimony, Endive, and Succory, of each one handfull, Sparrow-graſſe roots, Fennell roots, Caper roots, and one handfull of Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, when it is almoſt boyled, take out the Pullet, and beat it in a ſtone Morter, then put it into the liquor again, and give it three or four walmes more, then D ſtrain D1v 26 ſtrain it, and put to it a little red Roſewater, and half a pint of white Wine, and ſo drink it in a morning, and ſleep after it.

To prevent miſcarrying.

Take Venice Turpentine, ſpread it on black brown paper, the breadth and length of a hand, lay it to the ſmall of her back, then give her to drink a Caudle made of Muskadine, and put into it the husks of twenty three ſweet Almends dried and finely poudered.

For Boiles, or Kibes, or to draw a Sore.

Take ſtrong Ale, and boyle it from a pint to four ſpoonfuls, and ſo keep it, it will be an Ointment.

To make Cammomile Oyle.

Shred a pound of Cammomile, and knead it into a pound of ſweet Butter, melt it, and ſtrain it.

A Receipt for the Pluriſie.

Take three round Balls of Horſe dung, boil them in a pint of white Wine till half be conſumed, then D2r 27 then ſtrain it out, and ſweeten it with a little Sugar, and let the Patient goe to bed and drink this, then lay him warm.

For an Ague.

Take a pint of Milk, and ſet it on the fire, and when it boiles put in a pint of Ale, then take off the curd, and put in nine heads of Carduus, let it boyle till half be waſted, then to every quarter of a pint put a good ſpoonfull of Wheat flower, and a quarter of a ſpoonfull of groſs Pepper, and an hour before the fit, let the Patient drink a quarter of a pint, and be ſure to lye in a ſweat before the fit.

An excellent Balm for a green Wound.

Take two good handfuls of Engliſh Tobacco, ſhred it ſmall, and put it into a pint of Sallade oil, and ſeeth it on a ſoft fire to ſimper, till the oile change green, the ſtrain it, and in the cooling put in two ounces of Venice Turpentine.

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For an Ach.

Take of the beſt Gall, white Wine Vinegar, and Aqua vitæ, of each a like quantity, and boil it gently on the fire, till it grow clammy, then put it in a glaſs or pot, and when you uſe any of it, warm it againſt the fire, rub ſome of it with your hand on the aking place, and lay a linnen cloth on it, doe this mornings and evenings.

To make a Searcloth.

Virgins Wax, Sperma Cæti, Ve nice Turpentine, oyle of White Poppy, oyle of Ben, oyle of ſweet Almonds.

For Wind in the ſtomack, and for the Spleen.

Take a handfull of Broom, and boyle it in a pint of Beer or Ale till it be half conſumed, and drink it for the wind, and the ſtomack, and for the Spleen.

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A moſt excellent VVater for a Conſumption and Cough of the Lungs.

Take a running Cock, pull him alive, then kill him, when he is almoſt cold cut him abroad by the back, and take out the Intrals, and wipe him clean, then cut him in quarters, and break the bones, put him into ſuch a Still as you ſtil Roſewater in, and with a pottle of Sack, a pound of Currans, a pound of Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, a quarter of a pound of Dates, the ſtones taken out, and the Dates cut ſmall, two handfuls of wild Thyme, two handfuls of Orgares, two handfuls of Pimperbal, and two handfuls of Roſemary, two handfuls of Bugloſſe and Borage floures, a pottle of new Milk of a red Cow, ſtill this with a ſoft fire, put into the glaſs, that the water doth drop into, half a pound of Sugar-candy beaten very ſmall, one book of leaf gold cut ſmall among the Sugar, four BD3 grains D3v 30 graines of Amber-greece, twelve graines of prepared Pearl, you muſt mingle the ſtrong Water with the ſmall, and drink four ſpoonfulls at a time in the morning faſting, and an hour before ſupper, you muſt ſhake about the glaſſe when you drink it.

For a Bruiſe.

Take ſix ſpoonfuls of Honey, a great handfull of Linſeed, bruiſe theſe in a morter, and boyl them in a pint of Milk an hour, then ſtrain it very hard, and annoint your breaſt and ſtomack with it every morning and evening, and lay a red hoſe upon it.

The Eye-water for all the infirmities and diſeaſes of the Eye.

Take of the diſtilled water of the white wild Roſe half a pound, of the diſtilled water of Celendine, Fennel Eyebright, and Rue, of each two ounces, of Cloves an ounce and a half, of white Sugar-candie one drachm, of Tutia prepared four ounces, pulveriſe all theſe, ingredientsents D4r 31 ents each by themſelves, ſaving that you muſt bruiſe the Camphire with your Sugar-candy, for to it breaks beſt, then mix all the pouders together in a paper, put them in a ſtrong glaſſe, pour the diſtilled waters upon them, and three pints of the beſt French white Wine that can be had, ſhake it every day three or four times long together for a moneth, and then you may uſe it: remember to keep it very cloſe ſtopt. This is verbatim, as it was had from the Lord Kelley.

A Medicine very good for the Dropſie, or the Scurvie, and to clear the Bloud.

Take four gallons of Ale, drawn from the tap into an earthen Stand, when the Ale is two dayes old, then you muſt put in four handfuls of Brook lime, four handfuls of Watercreſſes, four handfuls of Water-Mints with red ſtalkes, half a peck of Scurvy-graſſe, let all theſe be clean picked, and waſhed, and D4 dryed D4v 32 dryed with a cloth, and ſhred with a knife, and then put into a bag, then put in the Ale, and ſtop it cloſe, ſo that it have no vent, ſtop it with Rie paſte; the beſt Scurvy-graſſe groweth by the water ſide: it muſt be ſeven dayes after the things be in before you drink it. Take two quarts of water, and put in four ounces of Guaiacam, two ounces of Sarſaparilla, one ounce of Saxifrage, put it into a Pipkin, and infuſe it upon the embers for twelve houres, and then ſtrain it, and put it into the Ale as ſoon as it hath done working, this being added makes the more Caudle.

For ſore Eyes.

Take half a pint of red Roſewater, put therein four penniworth of Alloesuckatrina, as much Bole armoniack in quantity, let this lie four and twenty houres in ſteep, then waſh your eye with it evenings and mornings with a feather, and it will help them.

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A Sirrup to ſtrengthen the ſtomack and the brain, and to make a ſweet breath.

Take Rindes while they be new one pound, of running water the value of five wine pints, then ſeeth it unto three pints, then ſtrain it, and with one pound of Sugar ſeeth it to Sirrup, and when you take it from the fire put to it four graines of Musk.

For the burning in the Back.

Take the juyce of Plantain, and Womans Milk, being of a woman Childe, put thereto a ſpoonfull of Roſewater, and wet a fine cloth in the ſame, and ſo lay it to your back where the heat is.

A very good Medicine to ſtay the vomiting.

Take of Spare-Mints, Wormwood, and red Roſe leaves dried, of each half a handfull, of Rye bread grated a good handfull, boyle all theſe in red Roſewater, and Vinegar, till they be ſomewhat tender, D5 then D5v 34 then put it into a linnen cloth, and lay it to the ſtomack as hot as you can endure it, heating it two or three times a day with ſuch as it was boyled in.

For weakneſſe in the Back.

Take Nix, and Clary, and the Marrow of an Oxe back chop them very ſmall, then take the yolks of two or three Eggs, and ſtrain them all together, then fry them, uſe this ſix or ſeven times together, and after it drink a good draught of Baſtard or Muskadine.

To make a Cap for the pain and coldneſs in the head.

Take of Stopix, and Benjamine, of both ſome twelve penniworth, and bruiſe it, then quilt it in a brown paper, and wear it behind on your head.

To make pectorall Rowles for a Cold.

Take four ounces of Sugar finely beaten, and half an ounce of ſearated Liquorice, two grains of Musk, and D6r 35 and the weight of two pence of the Sirrup of Licorice, and ſo beat it up to a perfect paſte, with a little Sirrup of Horehound, and a little Gum dragon being ſteeped in Roſewater, then roule them in ſmall Roules and dry them, and ſo you may keep them all the whole year.

For the running of the Reines.

Take the Pith of an Oxe that goeth down the back, a pint of red Wine, and ſtrain them together through a cloth, then boile them a little with a good quantity of Cinnamon, and a Nutmeg, and a large Mace, a quantity of Ambergriece, drink this firſt and laſt daily.

For Sun-burnt.

Take the juyce of a Lemon, and a little Bay ſalt, and waſh your hands with it, and let them dry of themſelves, waſh them again, and you ſhall find all the ſpots and ſtaines gone.

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For a Pin and Web, and redneſſe in the Eye.

Take a pint of white Roſewater, half a pint of white Wine, as much of Lapis calaminaris as a Walnut bruiſed, put all theſe in a glaſſe, and ſet them in the Sun one week, and ſhake the glaſſe every day, then take it out of the Sun, and uſe it as you ſhall need.

A ſpeciall Medicine to preſerve the ſight.

Take of brown Fennel, Honeyſuckles of the hedge, of wild Daſies roots picked, and waſhed, and dried, of Pearl-wort, of Eye-bright, of red Roſes the white clipped away, of each of theſe a handfull dry gathered, then ſteep all theſe Hearbs in a quart or three pints of the beſt white Wine in an earthen pot, and ſo let it lie in ſteep two or three dayes cloſe covered, ſtirring it three times a day, and ſo ſtill it with a gentle fire, making two diſtillings, and ſo keep it for your uſe.

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A proved Medicine for the yellow Jaundies.

Take a pint of Muskadine, a pretty quantity of the inner Bark of a Barberry tree, three ſpoonfuls of the greeneſt gooſe-dung you can get, and take away the white ſpots of it, lay them in ſteep all night, on the morrow ſtrain it, and put to it one grated Nutmeg, one pennyworth of Saffron dried, and very fine beaten, and give it to drink in the morning.

To make pectoral Rowles.

Take one pound of fine Sugar, of Liquorice and Anniſeeds two ſpoonfuls, of Elecampane one ſpoonfull, of Amber and Corral of each a quarter of a ſpoonfull, all this muſt be very finely beaten and ſearced, and then the quantity that is ſet down muſt be taken, mixe all theſe powders together well, then take the white of an Egg, and beat it with a pretty quantity of Musk, then take a brazen Morter very well ſcoured, and D7v 38 and a ſpoonfull or two of the powders, and drop ſome of the Egg to it, ſo beat them to a paſte, then make them in little rowles, and lay them on a plate to drie.

A Plaiſter for a ſore Breaſt.

Take crums of Whitebread, the tops of Mint chopped ſmall, and boil them in ſtrong Ale, and make it like a poulteſſe, and when it is almoſt boiled, put in the powder of Ginger, and oil of Thyme, ſo ſpread it upon a cloth, it will both draw and heal.

A Medicine for the dead palſie and for them that have loſt their ſpeech.

Take Borage leaves, Marigold leaves, or flours, of each a good handfull, boil it in a good Ale Poſſet, the Patient muſt drink a good draught of it in the morning, and ſweat, if it be in the arms or legs, they muſt be chafed for an hour or two when they be greived, and at meals they must drink of no other drink D8r 39 drink till their ſpeech come to them againe, and in winter, if the hearbs be not to be had, the ſeeds will ſerve.

An approved Medicine for an Ach, or ſwelling.

Take the floures of Cammomile, and Roſe leaves, of each of them a like quantity, and ſeeth them in white-Wine, and make a Plaiſter thereof, and let it be laid as hot as may be ſuffered, to the place grieved, and this will eaſe the paine and aſſwage the ſwelling.

An approved Medicine for a ſtinking Breath.

Take a good quantity of Roſemary leaves and floures, and boil them in white-Wine, and with a little Cinnamon and Benjamin beaten in powder, being put therein, let the Patient uſe to waſh his mouth very often therewith, and this will preſently help him.

A good broth for one that is weak.

Take part of the neck of Lamb, and a prettie running fowl, and ſet them D8v 40 them on the fire in fair ſpring water, and when it boileth, ſcum it well, ſo done, put in two large Mace, and a few Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, and a little Fennel root, and a Parſley root, and let them boil, if the party be grieved with heat or cold in the ſtomack; if heat, put in a handfull of Barley boiled before in two waters, and ſome Violet leaves, Sorrel, Succory, and a little Egrimonie; if cold, put in Roſemary, Thyme, a Lillie, Marigold leaves, Borrage, and Bugloſſe, and boil this from four pints to lesse then one.

A Receipt for Purging.

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Take the leaves of new Sene ſix ounces, of choſen Rubarb one ounce and half, leaves of Sage, red Dock roots of each an ounce, of Barberries half an ounce, Cinnamon and Nutmegs, of each an ounce, Anniſeeds and Fennel ſeeds, of each ſix drachms, of Tamarisk half an ounce, Cloves and Mace, of each half a drachm, beat them into a groſſe D9r 41 groſſe pouder, and hang them in a linnen Bagge, in ſix gallons of new Ale, ſo drink it faſting in the morning, and at night.

To comfort the ſtomack, and help Windineſſe and Rheum.

Take of Ginger one penniworth, Cloves four penni-worth, Mace ſeven penni-worth, Nutmegs four penni-worth Cinnamon four penni-worth, and Gallingale two penni-worth, of each an ounce, of Cubebs, Coral, and Amber, of each two drachms, of Fennelſeed, Dill ſeed, and Carraway ſeed, of each one ounce, of Liquorice and Anniſeeds, of each an ounce, all beaten into fine pouder, one pound and a half of fine beaten Sugar, which muſt be ſet on a ſoft fire, and being diſſolved, the pouders being well mixed therewith till it be ſtiffe, then put thereunto half a pint of red Roſe-water, and mixe them well together, and put it into a gallie pot, and take thereof firſt in the morn- D9v 42 morning, and laſt in the evening, as much as a good Haſel-Nut, with a ſpoonfull or two of red Wine.

To make a Callice for a weak Perſon.

Take a good Chicken, and a piece of the neck end of Lamb or Veal, not ſo much as the Chicken, and ſet them on the fire, and when they boil and are well ſcumed, caſt in a larg Mace, and the pieces of the bottome of a Manchet, and half a handfull of French Barlie boiled in three waters before, and put it to the Broth, and take ſuch hearbs as the party requireth, and put them in when the broth hath boiled half an hour, ſo boil it from three and a half to one, then caſt it through a ſtrainer,& ſcum off all the fat, ſo let it cool, then take twenty good Jordan Almonds, or more, if they be ſmall, and grind them in a Morter with ſome of the broth, or if you think your broth too ſtrong, grind them with ſome fair water, and ſtrain D10r 43 ſtrain them with the broth, then ſet it upon a few coals, and ſeaſon it with ſome Sugar, not too much, and when it is almoſt boiled, take out the thickeſt, and beat it all to pieces in the morter, and put it in againe, and it will do well, ſo there be not too much of the others fleſh.

For the Gout.

Take ſix drachms of Cariacoſtine faſting in the morning, and faſt two houres after it, you may roule it up in a Wafer, and take it as Pils, or in Sack, as you conceive is moſt agreeable for the Stomack; this proportion is ſufficient for a Woman, and eight drachms for a man, and take it every ſecond day untill you find remedy for it, it is a gentle purge that works onely upon winds and water.

The Poulteſſe for the Gout.

Take a penni-loaf of Whitebread, and ſlice it, and put it in fair water, two Eggs beaten together, a handfull of red Roſe leaves, two penni- D10v 44 penni-worth of Saffron dried to pouder, then take the bread out of the water, and boyle it in a quantity of good Milk, with the reſt of the Ingredients, and apply it to the place grieved as warm as you can well indure.

For them that cannot hear.

Put in their eares good dried Suet.

A Soveraign water good for many Cures and health of Bodies.

Take a gallon of good Gaſcoigne wine, White or Clarret, then take Ginger, Galingal, Cardomon, Cinnamon, Nutmegs, Graines Cloves, Anniſe ſeeds, Fennel ſeeds, Carraway ſeeds, of each of them three drachms, then take Sage, Mints, red Roſe leaves, Thyme, Pellitory, Roſemary, wild Thyme, wild Majoram, Organy, Pennymountain, Pennyroyall, Cammomile, Lavender, Avens, of each of them a handful, then beat the Spices ſmall, and the Hearbs, and put all into D11r 45 into the Wine, and let it ſtand for the ſpace of twelve houres, ſtirring it divers times: Then ſtill it in a Limbeck, and keep the firſt water by it ſelf, for it is beſt, then will there come a ſecond water which is good, but not ſo good as the firſt; The Virtues of this Water be theſe, It comforteth the Spirit vital, and preſerveth greatly the Spirit vital, and preſerveth the youth of man, & helpeth all inward diſeaſes coming of cold, and againſt ſhaking of the Palſie, it cureth the contract of Sinnues, and helpeth the conception of the barren, it killeth the worms in the Belly, it killeth the Gout, it helpeth Tooth-ach, it comforteth the ſtomack very much, it cureth a cold Dropſie, it breaketh the ſtone in the back, and in the reins of the back, it cureth the Canker, it helpeth ſhortly the ſtinking breath, and whoſoever uſeth this water oft, it preſerveth them in good liking; this water will be the D11v 46 the better if it ſtand in the Sun all the Summer, and you muſt draw of the firſt water but a pint, and of the ſecond as farre as it will run, untill the whole gallon of Wine and Hearbs be all done out, but the laſt water is very ſmall, and not half ſo good as the firſt; if you do draw above a pint of the beſt water, you muſt have all things more as is aforeſaid.

To ſtanch the bleeding of a wound.

Take a Hounds turd, and lay it on a hot coal, and bind it thereto, and that ſhall ſtanch bleeding or elſe bruiſe a long Worm, and make pouder of it, and caſt it on the wound, or take the eare of a Hare, and make pouder thereof, and caſt that on the wound, and that will ſtanch bleeding.

For ſpitting of bloud after a fall or bruiſe.

Take Bittanie, Vervain, Noſebleed, and five leaved graſſe of each alike, and ſtamp them in a morter,ter, D12r 47 ter, and wring out the juice of them, and put to the juice as much Goats milk, and let them ſeeth together, and let him that is hurt drink of it ſeven daies together, till the waxing of the Moon, and let him drink alſo Oſmorie and Cumferie with ſtale Ale, and he ſhall be whole.

For to heal him that ſpitteth bloud.

Take the juice of Bittanie and temper that with good Milk, and give the ſick to drink four daies, and he ſhall be whole.

For to know whether he that hath the Flux ſhall live or die.

Take a penni-weight of Trefoile ſeed, and give it him to drink in Wine or Water, and do this three daies, and if it ceaſe, he ſhall live, with the help of Medicine, if not, he ſhall die.

For to ſtanch the bleeding of a Vein.

Take Rue and ſeeth it in water, and after ſtamp it in a morter, and lay it on the Vein, then take Lambs wool D12v 48 wool that was never waſhed, and lay that thereon, and that ſhall ſtanch bleeding.

For a Vein that is evill ſmitten.

Take beans, and peel away the lack and ſeeth them well in Vinegar, and lay them on the Vein hot in manner of a Plaiſter.

For one that piſſeth bloud.

Take and ſeeth Garlick in water, till the third part be waſted away, let him drink of the water and he ſhall be whole.

For a woman travelling with child.

Take and give her Titany to drink in the morning, and ſhe ſhall be delivered without peril, or elſe give her Hyſop with water that is hot, and ſhe ſhall be delivered of the child, although the child be dead and rotten, and annon when ſhe is delivered give her the ſame without Wine, or bind the hearb Argentine to her noſtrils, and ſhe ſhall be ſoon delivered, or elſe Polopodie and ſtamp E1r 49 ſtamp it, and lay that on the womans foot in manner of a Plaiſter, and ſhe ſhall be delivered quick or dead, or elſe give her Savourie with hot water, and ſhe ſhall be delivered.

Against Surfeiting, and digeſting.

Take the bottome of a wheaten loafe, and toſte it at the fire, till it be very brown and hard, and then take a good quantity of Aqua vitæ and put upon the ſame ſo toſted, and put it in a ſingle linnen cloth, and lay it at the breaſt of the Patient all night, and with the help of God, he ſhall recover, and he ſhall vomit or purge ſoon after.

A water to comfort weak eyes, and to preſerve the ſight.

Take a gallon and a half of old wheat fair and clean picked from all manner of ſoyl, and then ſtill it in an ordinary Still with a ſoft fire, and the water that comes of it muſt be put in a glaſſe, then take half a pound of white Sugar-candy, and bruiſe it in a morter to pouder, and E after E1v 50 after three dayes, when the water hath been in a glaſſe, then put in the pouderd Candy, then take an ounce of Lapis Tutiæ prepared, and put it into the glaſſe to the reſt of the ſtuffe, then take an ounce of Camphire and break it between your fingers ſmall, and put it into the glaſs, then ſtop the glaſſe cloſe, and the longer it ſtands, the better it will be.

For tender Eyes, or for Children.

Take a little piece of of white Sugar Candy, as much as a Cheſnut, and put it into three or four ſpoonfulls of White wine to ſteep, then take it out againe, and dry it, and when it is dry, bruiſe it in a clean Morter that muſt taſte of no ſpice, then put it upon a piece of white paper, and ſo hold it to the fire that it may be thorough dry, and then ſearce it through a little ſieve.

For hot Eyes and red.

Take ſlugs, ſuch as when you flawed-reproductionone word them will turn like the pumflawed-reproductionone word ſwords, a dozen or ſixteen, ſhake E2r 51 ſhake them firſt in a clean cloth, and then in another, and not waſh them, then ſtamp them, and put three or four ſpoonfuls of Ale to them, and ſtrain it through a dry cloth, and give it the party morning and evening, firſt and laſt.

For Cornes.

Take fair water half a pint, Mercury Sublimate, a penni-worth, Allum as much as a Bean, boyle all theſe together in a glaſs Stil, till a ſpoonful be waſted, and alwayes warm it when you uſe it, this water is alſo good for any Itch, Tetter, Ringworm, or Wart.

A Searcloth for a Sore or Sprain, or any Swelling.

Take Vervain ſeven ounces, of Siros ſeven ounces, of Camphire three drachms, of oile of Roſes ten ounces, let the Wax and the Oyle boil till the Wax be melted, then put in your Siros finely beaten, ſtirring it on the fire till it look brown; Then put in the Camphire E2 finely E2v 52 finely beaten, and let it boil two or three walmes, and then dip in your clothes.

A Poulteſs for a Swelling.

Take a good handfull of Violet leaves, and as much Groundſel, of Chickweed & Mallows half a handful cut all theſe with a knife, and ſo ſeeth them well in Conduit water, & thicken it with Barlie meal, being finely ſifted, and ſo roule it ſure, and lay it to the ſwelled place, and ſhift it twice a day.

To make a ſtrong Water good for a Canker, or any old Sore, or to eat any lump of fleſh that groweth.

Take of Celandine a handful, of red Sage a handful, and of Woodbind leaves a handful, ſhred all theſe together very ſmall, and ſteep them in a quart of white- Wine, and a pint of Water, letting it ſtand all night, and on the morrow ſtrain it, and put therein of Borax nine penni-worth, of Camphire nine penni-worth, and of E3r 53 of Mercury four penni-worth, and ſet them on a ſoft fire, boiling ſoftly for the ſpace of an hour, and when you will uſe it, warm a little of it, dip it in a cloth, and lay it to the Sore, or in any Cotten.

To heal any Bruiſe, Sore, or Swelling.

Take two pound of Wax, and two pound of Roſin, and two pound and a half of Butter, and four ſpoonfuls of Flower, and two good ſpoonfuls of Honey, put in your Wax, Roſin, and your Butter altogether, boil all theſe together and clarifie it, then put in two ounces of Carmerick, and when it hath thus boiled a quarter of an hour, put a little water in a diſh, and put it in, and let it ſtand till it be cold, and when you will uſe it, you may melt it on a ſoft fire, and put in your clothes, and make Searcloth, & you may ſpread it plaiſter-wiſe to heal any Wound.

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A Medicine for any wound old or new.

Take a pint of Sallade oil, and four ounces of Bees Wax, and two ounces of Stone pitch, and two ounces of Roſin, and two ounces of Venice Turpentine, and one penni-worth of Frankincenſe, and a handfull of Roſemary tops, and a handful of Tutſon leaves, and a handfull of Plantaine leaves; theſe Hearbs muſt be ſtamped, and the juyce of them put to the things aforeſaid, and let them boil together about a quarter of an houre, or thereabouts, this being done, put it into an earthen pot, and when it is cold you may uſe it as you have occaſion, and keep it two year, a moſt excellent Medicine.

A Medicine for a Wen.

Take black Sope, and unquencht Lime, of each a like quantity, and beat them very ſmall together, and ſpread it on a woollen cloth, and lay it on the Wen, and it will conſume it away.

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For breaking out of Childrens heads.

Take of white-Wine, and ſweet Butter alike, and boil them together till it come to a Salve, and ſo annoint the head therewith.

For to mundifie, and gently to cleanſe Ulcers, and to break new fleſh.

Take Roſin eight ounces, Colophonia four ounces, Era, & Oliva, ana. one pound, Adipis ovini, Gum Ammoniaci Opopanaci, ana. one ounce, fine Eruginis aris, boil your Wax, Colophony, and Roſin, with the Oil together, then ſtrain the Gums, being firſt diſſolved in Vinegar, and boil it with a gentle fire, then take it off, and put in your Vertigriece, and fine powder, and uſe it according to Art.

A Fomentation.

Take the liquor wherein Neats feet have been boiled, with Butter, and new Milk, and uſe it in manner of a Fomentation.

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For the falling Sickneſſe, or Convulſions.

Take the dung of a Peacock, make it into a pouder, and give ſo much of it to the Patient as will lie upon a ſhilling, in Succory water faſting.

For a Tetter, proceeding of a ſalt humour, in the Breaſt and Paps.

Annoint the ſore place with Tanners Owſe .

For the bloudy Flux.

Take the bone of a Gammon of Bacon, and ſet it up an end in the middle of a Charcoale fire, and let it burn till it looks like Chalk, & that it will burn no longer, then pouder it, and give the powder thereof unto the ſick.

A Plaiſter for all manner of Bruiſes.

Take one pound of mede Wax, & a quartern of Pitch, half a quartern of Galbanum, and one pound of Sheeps Tallow, ſhred them, and ſeeth them ſoftly, and put them to a little E5r 57 little white-Wine, or good Vinegar, and take of Frankincenſe, and Maſtick, of each half an ounce in pouder, and put it to, and boil them altogether, and ſtill them till it be well relented, and ſpread this ſalve upon a mighty Canvas that will over-ſpread the Sore, and lay it thereon hot till it be whole.

To make Flos Unguentorum.

Take Roſin, Perrofin, and half a pound of Virgin Wax, Frankincenſe a quarter of a pound, of Maſtick half an ounce, of Sheeps Tallow a quarter of a pound, of Camphire two drachms, melt that that is to melt, and pouder that that is to pouder, and boil it over the fire, and ſtrain it through a cloth into a pottle of white-Wine, and boil it altogether, and then let it cool a little, and then put thereto a quartern of Turpentine, and ſtir all well together till it be cold, and keep it well. This Ointment is good for Sores old and new; it E5 ſuffereth E5v 58 ſuffereth no corruption in the Wound, nor no evill fleſh to be gendered in it, and it is good for head-ach, and for all manner of Impoſthumes in the head, and for wind in the brain, and for Impoſthumes in the body, and for boyling eares and cheeks, and for ſauce-flegm in the face, and for Sinewes that be knit, or ſtiffe, or ſprung with travell; it doth draw out a thorn, or Iron, in what place ſoever it be, and it is good for biting or ſtinging of venomous Beaſts; it rotteth and healeth all manner of Botches without, and it is good for a Feſter, and Canker, and Noli me Tangere, and it draweth out all manner of aking of the Liver, and of the Spleen, and of the Mervis, and it is good for aking and ſwelling of many members, and for all members, and it ceaſeth the Flux of Menſtrua, and of Emetoides, and it is a ſpeciall thing to make a fumed cloth to heal all manner E6r 59 manner of Sores, and it ſearcheth fartheſt inward of any Ointment.

An Ointment for all ſorts of Aches.

Take Bettony, Cammomile, Celendine, Roſemary, and Rue, of each of them a handfull, waſh the Hearbs and preſſe out the water, and then chop or ſtamp them very ſmall, and then take freſh Butter unwaſhed and unſalted a quart, and ſeeth it untill half be waſted, and clarified, then ſcum it clean, and put in of oyle Olive one ounce, a piece of Virgins Wax for to harden the Ointment in the ſummer time, and if you make it in the Winter, put into your Ointment a little quantity of Foot-fenne inſtead of the Virgins Wax.

An excellent Sirrup to purge.

Take Sena Alexandrina one pound, Polipodium of the Oak four ounces, Sarſaparilla two ounces, Damask Prunes four ounces, Ginger ſeven drachms, Anniſe ſeeds one ounce, Cumminſeed half an E6v 60 an ounce, Carraway ſeeds half an ounce, Cinnamon ten drachms, Ariſtolochia rotunda, Peonia, of each five drachms, Rubarb one ounce, Agarick six drachms, Tamarisk two handfuls, boyle all theſe in a gallon of fair water unto a pottle, and when the liquor is boyled half away, ſtrain it forth, and then put in your Rubarb and Agarick in a clean thin handkercher, and tie it up cloſe, and put it into the ſaid liquor, and then put in two pound of fine Sugar, and boil it to the height of a Sirrup, and take of it the quantity of ſix ſpoonfuls or more, or leſſe as you find it worketh in you.

To make Drink for all kind of Surfets.

Take a quart of Aqua, or ſmall Aqua vitæ, and put in that a good handfull of Couſlip floures, Sage floures a good handfull, and of Roſemary floures a handfull, ſweet Marjoram a little, Pellitorie of the wall E7r 61 wall a little, Betonie, and Balm, of each a pretty handfull, Cinnamon half an ounce, Nutmegs a quarter of an ounce, Fennel ſeed, Anniſe ſeed, Coriander ſeed, Carraway ſeed, Gromel ſeed, Juniper berries, of each a drachm, bruiſe your Spices and Seeds, and put them into your Aqua or Aqua vitæ, with your Hearbs together, and put to that three quarters of a pound of very fine Sugar, ſtirre them together, and put them in a glaſſe, and let it ſtand nine dayes in the Sun, and let it be ſtirred every day, it is to be made in May, ſteeped in a wide mouth’d glaſſe, and ſtrained out into a narrow mouth’d glaſſe.

A Medicine for the Reins of the Back.

Take Houſleek and ſtamp and ſtrain it, then dip a fine linnen cloth into it, and lay it to the Reines of the Back, and that will heal it.

A Medicine for the Ach in the Back.

Take Egrimony, and Mugwort, both leaves and roots, and ſtamp it with E7v 62 with old Bores greaſe, and temper it with Honey and Eyſell, and lay it to the Back.

For a Stitch.

Take Roſes, and Cammomile, of each a handfull, and oyle of Roſes, and oyle of Cammomile, of both together a ſaucerfull, and a quantity of Barly flower, boyle all theſe together in Milk, and then take a linnen bag, and put it therein, and lay the plaiſter as hot as may be ſuffered where the ſtitch is.

To make a Salve for Wounds that be cankered, and doe burn.

Take the Juyce of Smallage, of Morrell, of Waberd, of each alike, then take the white of Eggs, and mingle them together, and put thereto a little Wheat flower, and ſtirre them together till it be thick, but let it come nigh no fire but all cold, let it be laid on raw to the ſore, and it ſhall cleanſe the wound.

A Medicine for Bone-ach.

Take Brooklime, and Smallage, and E8r 63 and Daiſes, with freſh Sheeps tallow, and try them together, and make thereof a Plaiſter, and lay it to the ſore all hot.

For Sinews that are ſhrunk.

Take young Swallows out of the neſt, a dozen or ſixteen, and Roſemary, Lavender, and rotten Strawberry leaves, ſtrings and all, of each a handfull, afeer the quantity of the Swallowes, the feathers, guts and all, bray them in a morter, and fry all them together, with May Butter, not too much, then put it into an earthen pot, and ſtop it cloſe nine dayes, then fry it again with May Butter, and fry it well, and ſtrain it well, when you ſhall uſe it chafe it againſt the fire.

A Water for the biting of a mad Dog.

Take flawed-reproductionone lettereabios, Matſiline, Yarrough, Nightſhade, wild Sage, the leaves of white Lillies, of each a like quantity, and ſtill them in a common Still, and give the quantitytity E8v 64 tity of three or four ſpoonfuls of the Water mingled with half a ſpoonful of Triacle, to any man or beaſt that is bitten, within three dayes after the biting, and for lack of the Water, take the juyce of theſe Hearbs mingled with Triacle, it will keep the ſore from rankling; take Dittany, Egrimony, and ruſty Bacon, and beat them fine together, and lay it unto the wound, and it will keep it from rankling.

A proved Medicine for any one that have an Ague in their breaſt.

Take the Patients own water, or any others that is very young, and ſet it over the fire, put therein a good handful of Roſemary, and let it boyle, then take two red clothes, and dip them in the water, then nip it hard, and lay it on the breaſt as hot as it may be indured, and apply it till you ſee the breaſt aſſwaged, then keep it very warm.

To kill a Felon.

Take red Sage, white Sope, and bruiſe E9r 65 bruiſe them, and lay it to the Fellon, and that will kill it.

To break a Fellon.

Take the grounds of Ale, and as much Vinegar, the crumbs of leavened bread, and a little Honey, and boyle them altogether till they be thick, and lay that hot to the joynt where the Fellon is, and that will heal it.

Doctor Stevens Soveraign Water.

Take a gallon of good Gaſcoign Wine, then take Ginger, Gallingal, Cancell, Nutmegs, Graines, Cloves, Anniſe ſeeds, Carraway ſeeds, of each a drachm, then take Sage, Mints, red Roſes, Thyme, Pellitory, Roſemary, wild Thyme, Cammomile, Lavender, of each one handfull; then bray both the Spices and the Hearbs, and put them all into the Wine, and let them ſtand for twelve houres, divers times ſtirring them, then ſtill that in a Limbeck, but keep that which you ſtill firſt by it ſelf, for that E9v 66 that is the beſt, but the other is good alſo, but not ſo good as the firſt.

The Vertues of this water are theſe; It comforteth the ſpirits Vitall, and helpeth the inward diſeaſes which come of cold, and the ſhaking of the Palſie, that cureth the contraction of ſinnews, and helpeth the conception of women that be barren, it killeth Wormes in the body, it cureth the cold Cough, it helpeth the tooth-ach, it comforteth the ſtomack, it cureth the cold Dropſie, it helpeth the Stone, it cureth ſhortly the ſtinking breath, and who ſo uſeth this water enough, but not too much, it preſerveth him in good liking making him young.

Doctor Willoughbies Water.

Take Gallingall, Cloves, Cubebs, Ginger, Melilot, Cardamome, Mace, Nutmegs, of each a drachm, and of the juyce of Celendine half a pint, and mingle all theſe made in pouder with the ſaid juyce, and with E10r 67 with a pint of good Aqua vitaæ, and three pints of good white Wine, and put all theſe together in a ſtill of glaſſe, and let it ſtand ſo all night, and on the morrow ſtill it with an eaſie fire as may be.

The Vertue is of ſecret nature, it diſſolveth the ſwelling of the Lungs without any grievance, and the ſame Lungs being wounded or periſhed it helpeth and comforteth, and it ſuffereth not the bloud to putrifie, he ſhall never need to be let bloud that uſeth this Water, and it ſuffereth not the heart to be burnt, nor melancholy or flegm to have dominion above Nature, it alſo expelleth the Rheum, and purifieth the ſtomack, it preſerveth the viſage and the memory, and deſtroyeth the Palſie, and if this Water be given to a man or woman labouring toward death, one ſpoonfull relieveth: In the Summer time, uſe once a week faſting the quantity of of one ſpoonful, and in Winter two ſpoonfuls.

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A Medicine for them that have a pain after their child-bed.

Take Tar, and freſh Barrows greaſe, and boil it together, then take Pigeons dung, and fry it in freſh greaſe, and put it in a bag.

For the drink: Take a pint of Malmſey and boil it, and put Bay berries and Sugar in it, the Bay berries muſt be of the whiteſt, and put therein ſome Sanders.

Take ſome fair water, and ſet it over the fire, and put ſome ground Malt in it, when they uſe theſe things they muſt keep their bed.

For running of the Reines.

Take Venice Turpentine rouled in Sugar and Roſewater, ſwallow it in pretty roules, and put a peice of Scarlet warm to your back.

For Codds that be ſwollen.

Stamp Rue, and lay thereto.

To draw an Arrow head, or other Iron out of a wound.

Take the juyce of Valerian, in the E11r 69 the which you ſhall wet a Tent, and put it into the wound, and lay the ſame Hearb ſtamped upon it, then your band or binding as appertaineth, and by this meanes you ſhall draw out the Iron, and after heal the wound as it requireth.

A Plaiſter for a green wound.

Take Flower and Milk, and ſeeth them together till it be thick, then take the white of an Egg, and beat them together, and lay it to the wound, and that will keep it from rankling.

For a Lask.

Take an Egg, and Aqua vitæ, and boil it with the Egg till it be dry; then take Cinnamon and Sugar and eat with the Egg.

For him that hath a bunch or knot in his head, or that hath his head ſwollen with a fall.

Take one ounce of Bay Salt, raw Honey three ounces, Turpentine two ounces, intermingle all this E11v 70 this well upon the fire, then lay it abroad upon a linnen cloth, and thereof make a plaiſter, the which you ſhall lay hot to his head, and it will altogether aſſwage the ſwelling, and heal it perfectly.

Againſt the biting of any venomous Beaſt.

As ſoon as the perſon feeleth himſelf bit with any venomous Beaſt, or at leaſt, as ſoon as is poſſible, let him take green leaves of a Fig-tree, and preſſe the milk of them three or four times into the Wound: And for this alſo ſerveth Muſtard ſeed mingled with Vinegar.

A perfect Remedy for him that is ſore wounded with any Sword or Staffe.

Take Taxus barbatus and ſtamp it, and take the juyce of it, and if the Wound bleed, wipe it and make it clean, waſhing it with white Wine or Water, then lay the ſaid juyce upon the Wound, and the Hearb, whereof E12r 71 whereof you take the juyce, upon it, then make your band, and let it abide on a whole day, and you ſhall ſee a wonderfull effect.

A Bag to ſmell into for Melancholly, or to cauſe one to ſleep.

Take dry Roſe leaves, keep them cloſe in a glaſſe which will keep them ſweet, then take pouder of Mints, pouder of Cloves in a groſſe pouder, and put the ſame to the Roſe leaves, then put all theſe together in a bag, and take that to bed with you, and it will cauſe you to ſleep, and it is good to ſmell unto at other times.

For ſpitting of bloud.

Take the juyce of Bettony tempered with Goats Milk, and drink thereof three or four mornings together.

An Ointment for all Sores, Cuts, Swellings, and Heat.

Take a good quantity of Smallage, and Mallowes, and put thereto two pound of Bores greaſe, one pound E12v 72 pound of Butter, and oil of Neatsfoot a quantity, ſtamp them well together, then fry them, and ſtrain them into an earthen pot, and keep it for your uſe.

A Salve for a new Hurt.

Take the whiteſt Virgins Wax you can get, and melt it in a pan, then put in a quantity of Butter and Honey, and ſeeth them together, then ſtrain them into a diſh of fair water, and work it in your hands, and make it in a round ball, and ſo keep it, and when you will uſe it, work ſome of it between your hands, and ſtrike it upon a cloth, and lay it upon the Sore, and it will draw it and heal it.

Againſt the biting of a mad Dog, and the rage or madneſſe that followeth a man after he is bitten.

Take the Bloſſomes or Floures of wild Thiſtles dryed in the ſhade, and beaten to pouder, give him to drink of that pouder in white Wine half F1r 73 half a Walnut ſhell full, and in thrice taking it he ſhall be healed.

Againſt the grief in the Lungs, and ſpitting of Bloud.

Take the Hearb,. called of the Apothecary Ungula Caballina, in English Colts-foot, incorporate it well with the Lard of a Hog chopped, and a new laid Egg, boyle it together in a pan, and give it the Patient to eate, doing this nine mornings you ſhall free a marvellous thing, this is alſo good to make a man fat.

Againſt the ſpitting of Bloud by reaſon of ſome vein broken in the Breaſt.

Take Miſe-dung, beaten into pouder as much as will lye upon a groat, and put it in half a glaſſe ful of the juyce of Plantain with a little Sugar, and ſo give the Patient to drink thereof in the morning before breakfaſt, and at night before he goe to bed, continuing the ſame, it will make him whole and ſound.

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For to cleanſe the Head.

Take Pellitory of Spain, and chew the roots three dayes, a good quantity, and it will purge the head, and doe away the ach, and faſten the teeth in the gums.

A good Remedy againſt the Pluriſie.

Open a white Loaf in the middle new baked, and ſpread it well with Triacle on both the halfes on the crown ſide, and heat it at the fire, then lay one of the halfes on the place of the diſeaſe, and the other half on the other ſide of the body directly againſt it, and ſo bind them, that they looſe not, nor ſtirre, leaving them ſo a day and a night, or untill the Impoſthume break, which I have ſometimes ſeen in two houres or leſſe, then take away the bread, and immediately the Patient will begin to ſpit and void the putrefaction of the Impoſthume, and after he hath ſlept a little, yee ſhall give him meat, and with the help of F2r 75 of God hee ſhall ſhortly heale.

For a Pin or Web in the Eye.

Take two or three Lice out of ones head, and put them alive into the eye that is grieved, and ſo cloſe it up, and moſt aſſuredly the Lice will ſuck out the Web in the eye, and will cure it, and come forth without any hurt.

A Remedy to be uſed in a fit of the Stone when the water ſtops.

Take the freſh ſhels of Snails, the neweſt will look of a reddiſh colour, and are beſt, take out the Snails, and dry the ſhels with a moderate heat in an oven after the bread is drawn; likewiſe take Bees and dry them ſo, and beat them ſeverally into pouder, then take twice ſo much of the Bees, pouder as the Snails, and mix them well together, keep it cloſe covered in a glaſſe, and when you uſe it, take as much of this pouder as will lie upon a ſixpence, and put it into a quarter of a pint of the ſtilled water of F2 Bean F2v 76 Bean floures, and drink it faſting, or upon an empty ſtomack, and eat nor drink nothing for two or three houres after.

This is good to cauſe the party to make urine, and bring away the gravell or ſtone that cauſeth the ſtopping, and hath done very much good.

A Sirrup for the pain in the ſtomack.

Take two good handfuls of young Rue, boyle it in a quart of good white Wine Vinegar till it be half conſumed, ſo ſoon as it is thorough cold, ſtrain it, and put to every pint of the liquour a pound and a quarter of loaf-Sugar, and boyle it till it come to a Sirrup, when you uſe it, take a good ſpoonfull of this in the morning faſting, and eat nor drink nothing for two or three houres after, it is good for pain in the ſtomack that proceeds of windy vapours, and is excellent good for the Lungs, and obſtructions of the breaſt.

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Receipts for Bruiſes, approved by the Lady of Arundell.

Take black Jet, beat it to pouder, and let the Patient drink it every morning in beer till he be well.

Another for the ſame.

Take the ſprigs of Oak trees, and put them in paper, roaſt them, and break them and drink as much of the pouder as will lye upon a ſixpence every morning, untill the Patient be well.

To cauſe eaſie Labour.

Take ten or twelve dayes before her looking ſix ounces of brown Sugar-candy beaten to pouder, a quarter of a pound of Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, two ounces of Dates unſtoned ſliced, half an ounce of Anniſe ſeeds bruiſed, a quarter of an ounce of Couſlip Floures, one drachm of Roſemary floures, put theſe in a fine lawn bag with a flint-ſtone, that it may ſink into a pottle of white Wine, let it ſteep F3 four F3v 78 four and twenty houres, and after take of it, in the morning, and at four in the afternoon, and in the evening, the quantity of a wineglaſſe full.

A Cordiall for the Sea.

Take one ounce of Sirrup of Clove-Gillifloures, one drachm of Confectionflawed-reproductiontwo charactersborflawed-reproductiontwo charactersis, one ounce and a half of Borrag water, and the like of Mint water, one ounce of Mr. Mountford water, and as much of Cinnamon water, temper all theſe together in a cordiall, and take a ſpoonfull at a time when you are at Sea.

A Plaiſter to ſtrengthen the Back.

Take eight yolkes of Eggs new laid, one ounce of Frankincenſe beaten into a fine powder, mingle them well together, put in as much Barly flower as will make it thick for a plaiſter, ſpread it on leather, lay it to the ſmall of the back, letting it lye nine houres, uſe four plaiſters one after another, you muſt F4r 79 muſt ſlit the plaiſter in the midſt, ſo as it may not lye on the back bone.

A preſent Remedy for a woman with child, that hath taken harm by fall, or fright, or any miſchance.

To ſtay the Child and ſtrengthen it, take one ounce of Pickerell jawes, fine beaten and ſearſed, of Dates ſtones, and Bole armoniack, of each one ounce, of Sanguis draconis half an ounce, give of theſe, being well ſearſed and mingled together, a French Crown weight in Muskadine or Malmſey, and let the woman keep her very warm.

For a weak Back.

Take of red Lead half a pound, of white Lead half a pound, boyle theſe in three pints of Sallade oyle in a Pipkin, ſtirring them continually with a piece of Iron, untill it be of a gray colour, then roule it up in roules, and keep it for your uſe.

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Oyle of Saint Johns Wort.

Take a quart of Sallade oyle, put thereto a quart of the flours of Saint Johns wort well picked, let them lye therein all the year till the ſeeds be ripe, the glaſſe muſt be kept warm, either in the Sun, or in water all the Summer untill the ſeeds be ripe; then put in a quart of Saint Johns wortflawed-reproductionone to three lettersds whole, and ſo let it ſtand twelve houres then you muſt ſeeth the oyle eight houres, the glaſſe being kept open, and the water in the pot full as high as the oyle is of height in the glaſſe, then when it is cold ſtrain it, that the ſeeds may remain not in the oyle, and then put up the oyle for your uſe.

A green Salve for an old Sore.

Take a handfull of Groundſell, as much Houſleek, of Marigold leaves a handfull, pick and wipe theſe Hearbs clean, but waſh them not, then beat all theſe Hearbs in a wooden boul as ſmall as is poſſible, then ſtrain out all the juyce, and put F5r 81 put in a quantity of Hogs greaſe, as much as two Eggs, beat all theſe together again, and then put in the juyce again, and put in ten Eggs, yolkes and whites, and five ſpoonfuls of Engliſh Honey, and as much Wheat flower as will make all this as thick as a ſalve, and ſo ſtire it very well together, and put it cloſe up in a pot that it take no aire, and ſo keep it for your uſe.

A moſt excellent Pouder for the Collick and Stone.

You muſt take it morning and evening before you goe to bed, Sperma cæti one ounce and half, Cloves and Mace one quarter of an ounce, Anniſe ſeeds, and Perſtone, of each two ounces, Cinnamon, and ſmall Pepper, of each one quarter of an ounce, Date ſtones a quarter of an ounce, Liquorice, Fennel, red Sage, Bay berries, of each three quarters of an ounce, Acornes one quarter and half of an ounce, Lilly roots two drachms, F5 the F5v 82 the white of Oyſter ſhels burned in the fire one quarter of an ounce; beat all theſe into fine pouder, and drink as much thereof in Ale or Beer, as will lye on a ſixpence, and faſt one hour or two after it: If the party before grieved, take one handful of Parſely, and ſeeth it in Ale untill half be ſod away, with twenty or thirty Prunes therein ſtrain’d and put thereto two ſpoonfuls of this pouder, and drink it mornings and evenings ſomewhat warm.

A preſent Remedy for the running of the Reines.

Take an ounce of Nutmegs, half an ounce of Maſtick, then ſlice the Nutmegs, and put them in ſteep in Roſe Vinegar all one night, then lay them in a diſh to dry before the fire, then take the Maſtick and lay it in Papers, and beat it with a hammer very ſmall, and put a little Corrall well beaten unto it, and as much Ambergriece, then F6r 83 then mingle theſe things together with Sugar, and make it pleaſant to eat, and ſo take a good quantity morning and evening.

A Salve for a green Wound.

Take two handfuls of Water Dittany, two handfuls of Roſemary ſhred very ſmall, a quarter of a pint of Turpentine, half a pound of yellow Wax, a quart of Sallade oil, half a pint of white Wine, boyle all theſe together while the white Wine be quite conſumed, then it will be green, and come to the height of a Salve.

A proved Medicine for a burning or ſcalding by lightning or otherwiſe.

Take Hogs greaſe, or Sheeps Treacles, and Alehoof, beat theſe very well together, then take more Hogs greaſe and boil it to a Salve.

To uſe it.

Annoint the place grieved with this Ointment, and then lay upon the ſore ſo annointed Colewort leaves, F6v 84 leaves, which muſt be boyled very ſoft in water, and the ſtrings made ſmooth, with beating them with a Peſtel.

A Pouder for the green Sickneſs, approved with very good ſucceſſe upon many.

Take of Cloves, Mace, Nutmegs, of each one quarter of an ounce, beat them ſeverally, and then altogether very well, fine Sugar very ſmall beaten one quarter of a pound, and then mix and beat them all four together, Pearl the fixt part of half an ounce finely beaten, mingle it with the reſt, and beat them altogether again, the filing of Steel, or Iron one ounce and a quarter, ſift it very fine, and mingle it with the reſt, but if ſo ſmall a quantity will not ſerve, adde a quarter more of the mettall, let it be ſifted before you weigh it, but if all this will not ſerve the turn, put in a little Rubarb, or a little Aloe ſucentrina.

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The manner of uſing this pouder.

In the morning when you riſe take half a ſpoonfull of it, as much at four a clock in the afternoon, and as much when you goe to bed, walk or ſtirre much after the firſt takings of it, I mean every morning and evening, faſt one hour after the taking of it, or more, and then eat ſome Sugar-ſops or thin broth.

The Patients Diet.

She muſt forbear Oatmeal in broth or any other thing, Cheeſe, Eggs, Cuſtards, or any ſtopping meat. Take care that this be not given to any woman that hath conceived, or is with child.

A Drink to ſtanch bloud inwardly.

Take the juyce of one handfull of Shepherds purſe, of Parſley, and Five finger, of each as much, take five ſlips of Egrimony, ſtrain all theſe juyces into the milk of a red Cow, and drink thereof early and late warm.

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A pouder to keep the Teeth clean, and from worm-catch.

Take Roſemary burned to aſhes, Cuttles Bone, Harts-horn burned to pouder, Saligemmie twelve penny weight, the floures of Pomegranets, White Cornil, of each ſix penny weight, make all theſe in pouder, and with a little Roſewater and a Sage leaf rub the Teeth.

A Salve to heal all manner of Sores and Cuts.

Take one pint of Turpentine, one pint of Oyle olive, a quarter of a pint of running water, nine branches of Roſemary, one ounce of unwrought Wax, two ounces of Roſat, ſeeth all theſe together in a little pan over the fire, let it ſeeth untill there ariſe a little white ſcum upon it, then ſtirre it with a ſtick, ſuffering it to boyle untill one quarter be conſumed, then take it from the fire, ſtrain it through a courſe cloth, but it muſt be done quickly after it be taken from the fire for cooling, F8r 87 cooling, after you have ſtrained it into an earthen pot, let it cool, and keep it for your uſe.

To make Oil of Sage, good for the grief in any joynt or for any ach.

Take Sage and Parſley, ſeeth them in the oil Olive till it be thick and green.

A Medicine to purge and amend the Heart, Stomack, Spleen, Liver, Lungs, and Brain.

Take Alexander, Water creſſes, young Mallows, Borage, and Fennel roots pared, Marcurie, Harts- tongue, and Clarie, and make of theſe Pottage.

To drive infectious Diſeaſes from the Heart.

Take Mithridate, and Centurie, of each two ounces, eight ſpoonfuls of Dragon water, one pint of white Wine, ſeven ſpoonfuls of Aqua vitæ, boil all together a little, ſtrain it, then ſet it on the fire againe a little while, and drink of it morning and evening.

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For the Tooth-ach.

Take Pepper, and Grains, of each one ounce, bruiſe them, and compound them with the water of the diſeaſed, and make it of a good thickneſſe, and lay it outwards on the cheek, againſt the place grieved, and it will help it for ever after.


Take dryed Sage, make pouder of it, burnt Allum, Bay Salt dryed, make all in fine pouder, and lay it to the tooth where the pain is, and alſo rub the gums with it.

For the Strangullion or the Stone.

Take the inner rind of a young aſh, between two or three years of growth, dry it to pouder, and drink of it as much at once, as will lie on a ſixpence in Ale or white-Wine, and it will bring preſent remedy: The party muſt be kept warm two hours after it.

For the Stone.

Take the ſtone that groweth within the gall of an Oxe, grate it, and drink F9r 89 drink of it in white Wine, as much as will lie upon a ſixpence at once, for want of white Wine make a poſſet of Ale, and clarifie the Ale from the curd, then boil one handful of Pellitorie therein, and drink of the pouder with it.

For the black Jaundies.

Take earthen Wormes, waſh them in white Wine, then dry them, and beat them into pouder, and put to a little Saffron and drink it in beer.

A drawing Salve for an old Sore.

Take Roſin half a pound beaten to pouder, Sheeps tallow, one quartter of a pound, melt them together, and pour them into a Baton of water, and when they begin to coole a little, work them well with your hands in the water, and out of the water, drawing it up and down the ſpace of one hour till it be very white then make it up in rouls, and reſerve it to ſtrike thin Plaiſters upon old Sores.

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A Water to waſh Sores withall.

Take Wormword, Sage, Plantaine, a flawed-reproductionone word of each one handfull, Allum one ounce, Honey two ſawcers full, boil all theſe together in three parts of water, till half be conſumed, then ſtrain it, and reſerve that liquor to waſh the ſore withall.

A Medicine to cure the Garget in the Throat.

Take a pint of May butter, and put it on the fire in a poſtnet, and put into it of the inner bark of Elder one good handful, and ſome Daiſie roots, ſeeth it to half the quantity, and ſtrain it, and ſo keep it cool, take this ointment and annoint your throat, then take the ointment, and ſtrike a long plaiſter with it very thick of the ointment, then ſtrike upon the ointment the beſt Jane Triacle, and upon that ſtrew groſſe Pepper very thick, ſtrike it on with a knife, warm the plaiſter, and bind it round your throat to your F10r 91 your ears, renew it once a day with the ointment, and the Triacle and Pepper, and lay it on againe; Before you uſe this ointment ſcour the mouth and throat with the pouder of Roch Allum burned, mix it with the pouder of Madder or Pepper.

For the Hearing.

Take one Onyon, take the core out of it, fill it with Pepper, ſlice it in the midſt, being firſt wrapt in Paper, and roſted in the Embers, lay it to each ear.

For a dead Child in a Womans Body.

Take the juice of Hyſop temper it in warm water, and give it the Woman to drink.

For a Woman that hath her Flowers too much.

Take a Hares foot, and burn it, make pouder of it, and let her drink it with ſtale Ale.

A Medicine for the Gout.

Take Tetberrie roots, and waſh and ſcrape them clean, and ſlice them F10v 92 them thin, then take the greaſe of a Barrow hog, the quantity of either alike, then take an earthen pot, then lay a lane of greaſe in the bottom, then a lane of roots, then the greaſe againe, and ſo roots and greaſe till the pot be full, then ſtop the pot very cloſe, and ſet it in a dunghil one and twenty daies, then beat it altogether in a boul, then boil it a good while, then ſtrain it, and put in a penni-worth of Aqua vitæ, then annoint the place griev’d very warm againſt the fire.

A Diet drink for the running Gout, ach in the joynts, and for all infections.

Set ſeven quarts of Water on the fire, and when it boileth, put therein four ounces of Sarſaparilla bruiſed, and let it boil two hours very ſoftly, cloſe ſtopped or covered, then put in four ounces of Sene, three ounces of Liquorice bruiſed, of Stæcados, Hermodactill, Epithymum, and of Cammomile flours, of F11r 93 of every one half an ounce, and ſo boil all theſe two hours very ſoftly, then ſtrain it and keep it in a cloſe veſſel cloſe ſtopped: when it is cold, then boil again all the aforeſaid ingredients in ſeven quarts of water, four hours with a ſoft fire cloſe covered, then ſtrain it and keep it as the other by it ſelf, and take of the firſt a good draught one hour before you ariſe in the morning, and a draught at the beginning of dinner, and another at ſupper, and going to bed, and at all other times, drink of the latter when you liſt, and eat no meat but drie roſted Mutton, Capon, Rabbet, without Salt, and not baſted, but to your Breakfaſt, a poched Egg, no bread but Bisket, or dried cruſt, and at night Raiſins of the Sun, and bisket Bread, drink no other drink but this.

A Plaiſter to heal any Sore.

Take of Sage, Herb-grace, of each a like quantity, Ribwort, Plantain,taine F11v 94 tain, & Daiſie roots, more than half ſo much of each of them, with Wax, freſh greaſe, and Roſin make it a Salve, if the fleſh grow proud, then put alwais upon the plaiſter, before you lay it to the ſore, burnt Allum, and it will correct the fleſh.

To cauſe woman to have her ſickneſſe.

Take Egrimonie, Motherwort, Avens, and Parſley, ſhred them ſmall with Oatmeal, make Pottage of them with Pork, let her eat the the Pottage, but not the Pork.

For the Stone.

Take the green Weed of the Sea, which is brought with Oyſters, waſh it and dry it to pouder, drink it with Malmſey faſting.

To kill Wormes.

Take Aloe ſuccatrina two ounces, let it ſtand in a quart of Malmſie eight hours, drink it morning and evening.

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For a hot Rheum in the head.

Take Roſewater, Vinegar, and Sallade Oil, mix them well together, and lay it to the head warm.

For a Lask.

Take the nether jaw of a Pike, ſeeth it to pouder and drink it.

For an Itch or dry ſcurf of the Body.

Take Elecampane roots or leaves, ſtamp them and fry them with freſh greaſe, ſtrain it into a diſh, and annoint the Patient.

For one that is bruiſed with a fall.

Take Horſ dung, and Sheeps ſuet, boil them together and apply it to the ſame place, being laid upon a cloth.

For the Emeroids.

Take Hops and Vinegar, fire them together, and put it into a little bag, and lay it as hot as it may be endured to the Fundament, divers bags one after another, and let one continue at it.

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For one that is burned with Gunpouder, or otherwiſe.

Take one handfull of Groundſel, twelve heads of Houſleek, one pint of Gooſe dung, as much Chickens dung, of the neweſt that may be gotten, ſtamp the Hearbs as ſmall as you can, then put the dung into a morter, temper them together with a pottle of Bores greaſe, labour them together half an hour, and ſtrain it through a Canvas bag with a cloſe ſtick into an earthen pan, and uſe it when need requireth, it will laſt two year.

To heal a prick with a Nail or Thorn.

Take two handfuls of Salendine, as much Oflawed-reproductionone letterp flawed-reproductionone lettern, cut it ſmall, and boil it with oil Olive, and unwrought Wax, then ſtrain it and uſe it.

To ſtop the bleeding of a Cut or Wound.

Take Hop, ſtamp it, and put it into the wound, if hop will not do G1r 97 do it, then put to it Vinegar with the Hop.

For a Scald.

Take the leaves of ground Ivie, three handfuls, Houſleek one handful, waſh them and ſtamp them in a ſtone Morter very ſmall, and as you ſtamp them put in one pint of Cream by little and little, then ſtrain it, and put it in a pot with a feather, take of this and annoint the ſcalded place, and then wet a linnen cloth in the ſame ointment, and lay it on the place, and over that roul other clothes.

An Ointment for a Tetter.

Take Sal armoniack one ounce, beat it into fine pouder, then mix it with Sope, and freſh Greaſe, of each two ounces, make an ointment, and annoint the place.

For the ſinging in the head.

Take one Onyon, cut out the core, and fill that place with the pouder of Cummin, and the juice of Rue, ſet on the top again, and G roſt G1v 98 roſt the Onyon in embers, then put away the out-ſide, and put it in a cloth, wring out the juice, take black Wooll and dip it in, put this in thine ear where the ſinging is, and if it be on both ſides, then ſerve one after another.

A Drink for one that is weak, and miſdoubting a Conſumption.

Take three handfuls of Roſemary, bruiſe it a little, and cloſe it in paſte, bake it in an Oven untill it be well dryed, then cut the paſte, and take forth the Roſemary, infuſe it in two quarts of Claret Wine, with 2 ounces of good Triacle, one ounce of Nutmegs, of Cinnamon, and Ginger, of each half an ounce bruiſed, let them ſtand infuſed two nights and one day, then diſtill it in a Limbeck, drink hereof one ſpoonful or two next your heart.

A Drink for the Plague.

Take red Sage, Hearb-grace, Elder leaves, red Briar leaves, of each one handful, ſtamp them and ſtrain G2r 99 ſtrain them with a quart of white Wine, and then put to it Aqua vitæ and Ginger, drink hereof every morning one ſpoonful, nine mornings together, & it will preſerve you.

For a Bruiſe or Stitch.

Take the kernels of Walnuts and ſmall nuts, Figs, Rue, of each one handful, white Salt the quantity of one Walnut, one race of Ginger, one ſpoonful of Honey, beat them, altogether very fine, and eat of it three or four times every day, make a plaiſter of it, and lay it to the place grieved.

A Drink for one that hath a Rupture.

Take Comfery one good handful, wild Daiſie roots as much, and the like of knotted graſſe, ſtamp all theſe together, and ſtrain it with Malmſey, and give it to the Patient to drink morning and evening nine daies bloud-warm: If it be a man that hath been long ſo, he muſt lie nine daies upon his back, and ſtir as little as he can: If he be a G2 child G2v 100 child, he muſt be kept ſo much lying as you may for nine daies; if you think the drink too ſtrong for the child, give it him but five daies in Malmſey, and the reſt in ſtale Ale; have care that the party have a good Truſſe, and keep him truſſed one whole year at the leaſt.

A Plaiſter for a Rupture.

Take the juice of Comfrey, wild Daiſie roots, and knotted Graſſe of each a like quantity, freſh butter & unwrought Wax, of each a like quantity, clarifie them ſeverally, then take of the root of Comfery, dry it, and make a pouder of it, take the pouder of Anniſe ſeed, and Cummin ſeed, but twice as much Cummin ſeed as Anniſe ſeed, boil theſe pouders in the Butter and unwrought wax, on a ſoft fire, a good while, then put in your juice, let it boil a walm or two, ſo take it from the fire, ſtir it altogether till it be cold, take thereof, & ſpread it, and lay it to his Codds as hot as he can ſuffer it, and G3r 101 and uſe this till he be whole: this plaiſter is moſt excellent for a Child that is burſt at the Navil.

Gratiosa Cura.

A Water for a Cut or Sore.

Take Honeyſuckles the knots nipt off, floures of Celendine, flouers of red Sage, of each three ſpoonfuls, Five-finger, Camphery ſuch as is to knit bones, Daiſies with the roots thereon, Ladder of Heaven, bloſſomes of Roſemary, Setwell, Hearb-grace, Smalledge, red Roſes with the knots on, or elſe red Roſe-cakes, Adders-tongue, of each of theſe one handfull, ſeeth all together in ſix gallons of water that runneth towards the Eaſt, untill two gallons be fed in, then ſtrain them, and put to the water three quarts of English Honey, one pound of Roch Allum, one penniworth of Madder, one penniworth of long Pepper, ſeeth all together untill one gallon be conſumed, then cleanſe the water.

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For the Wind-Collick.

Take the floures of Wallnuts, and dry them to pouder, and take of them in your Ale, or Beer, or in your Broth, as you like beſt, and it will help you.

To make a ſoveraign Oil of a Fox, for the nummed Palſie.

Take a Fox, new killed, caſed, and bowelled, then put into the body, of Dill, Mugwort, Cammomil, Campits, Southernwood, red Sage, Origanum, Hop, Stæcad, Roſemary, Coſtmary, Cowſlip floures, Balm, Bettony, ſweet-Majoram, of each a good handfull, chop them ſmal, and put thereto of the beſt oil of Caſtor, Dill, and Cammomil, of each four ounces, mix the Hearbs and Oils together and ſtrew over them Aphronitum a good handful, put them all into the Fox, and ſew up his belly cloſe, and with a quick fire roſt him, and the Oil that droppeth out is a moſt ſingular Oil for all Palſies or numneſſe. Approved.

To G4r 103

To comfort the Brain, and procure ſleep.

Take brown bread crums the quantity of one Walnut, one Nutmeg beaten to pouder, one drachm of Cinnamon, put theſe into a Napkin, with two ſpoonfuls of Vinegar, four ſpoonfulls of Roſewater, and one of womans milk.

For the weakneſſe in the Back.

Take the Pith of an Oxe back, put it into a pottle of water, then ſeeth it to a quart, then take a handfull of Comphelly, one handfull of knotted graſſe, one handfull of Shepherdſpurſe, put theſe into a quart of water, boil them unto a pint, with ſix Dates boiled therein.

For a Canker in any part of the Body.

Take Filberd Nut leaves, Lavender-cotton, Southernwood, Wormwood, Sage, Woodbine leaves, ſweet-Bryar leaves, of each G4 a like G4v 104 a like quantity, of Allum, and Honey a good quantity, ſeeth all theſe till they be half ſodden, waſh the ſore with it.

For an old bruiſe.

Take one ſpoonfull of the juice of Panſie, and as much Nip, two penniworth of Sperma Ceti, put it into a little Ale, and drink it.

Oil of Foxes, or Badgers, for Ach in the Joints, the Sciatica, diſeaſes of the Sinews, and paines of the Reines, and Back.

Take a live Fox, or Badger, of a middle age, of a full body, well fed, & fat, kill him, bowel & skin him, ſome take not out his bowels, but onely his excrements in his guts, because his guts have much greaſe about them, break his bones ſmal that you may have all the marrow, this done, ſet him a boiling in ſalt brine, and Sea water, and ſalt water, of each a pint and a half, of Oil three pints, of Salt three ounces, in the flawed-reproductionone word of the decoction put thereto the G5r 105 the leaves of Sage, Roſemary, Dill, Origany, Majoram, and Juniper Berries, and when he is ſo ſodden as that his bones and fleſh do part in ſunder, ſtrain all through a ſtrainer, and keep it in a veſſel to make Linaments for the ach in the joints, the Sciatica, diſeaſes of the Sinnews, and paines of the reines and back.

To make the Leaden Plaiſter.

Take two pound and four ounces of oil Olive of the beſt, of good red Lead one pound, white lead one pound well beaten into duſt, twelve ounces of Spanish Sope, and incorportate all theſe well together in an earthen pot well glazed before you put them to boil, and when they are well incorporated, that the Sope commeth upward, put it upon a ſmall fire of coals, continuing the fire for the ſpace of one hour and a half, ſtill ſtirring it with an Iron Ball upon the end of a ſtick, then make the fire ſomewhat bigger, untilG5 til G5v 106 til the redneſſe be turned into a gray colour, but you muſt not leave ſtirring it till the matter be turned into the colour of oil, or ſomewhat darker, then drop of it upon a wooden trencher, and of it cleave not to the finger it is enough, then make it up into rouls, it will keep twenty years, the older the better.

The Virtue of the Plaiſter.

The ſame being laid upon the ſtomack provoketh appetite, it taketh away any grief in the ſtomack, being laid on the Belly is a preſent remedy for the Collick, and laid unto the reins of the Back it is good for the bloudy flux, running of the Reins, the heat of the Kidnies, and weakneſſe of the back, the ſame healeth all ſwellings, bruiſes, and taketh away ach, it breaks Felons, puſhes, and other Impoſthumes, and healeth them, the ſame draweth out any running humour without breaking the skin, and being applied to the fundament, it healeth any diſeaſe G6r 107 diſeaſe there growing, being laid on the head is good for the Uvula, it helpeth the head-ach, and is good for the eyes.

For a pricking of a Thorn.

Take fine Wheat flower boulted, temper it with Wine, and ſeeth it thick, lay it hot to the ſore.

A Medicine for the Plague.

Take a pint of Malmſie and burn it well, then take about ſix ſpoonfuls thereof, and put to the quantity of a Nutmeg, of good Triacle, and ſo much ſpice grains beaten, as you can take up with the tops of your two fingers, mix it together, and let the party ſick drink it bloud-warm, if he be infected it will procure him to caſt, which if he do, give him as much more, and ſo ſtil again and again, obſerving ſtill ſome quantity, till the party leave caſting, and ſo after he will be well, if he caſt not at all, once taking is enough, and probably it is not the the ſickneſſe; after the party hath flawed-reproductionone word G6v 108 flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 wordſting, it is good to take a comflawed-reproductionapproximately 1 word draught of burnt Malmſie flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 word with Triacle and grains, it flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 wordmfort much.

Another Medicine for the Plague.

Take of Setwell grated one root, of the Triacle two ſpoonfuls, of flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 word Vinegar, three ſpoonfuls, of flawed-reproduction1 word three ſpoonfuls, make all flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 wordse than luke-warm, and flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 words off at once well ſteeped flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 words, ſweat after this ſix or ſeven houres, and it will bring forth the Plague ſore.

To break the plague ſore.

Lay a toſted Onion, alſo ſeeth a white Lillie root in milk, till it be as thick as a Poulteſſe, and lay it to the ſame, if theſe faile, launce the ſore, and ſo draw it and heal it with ſalves for Botches, or Biles.

To make a Salve to dreſſe any Wound.

Take Roſin and Wax of each flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 words pound, of Deer Suot, and flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 words incenſe, of each one quarter of G7r 109 of a pound, of Maſtick in pouder one ounce, boil all theſe in a pint of White Wine half an hour with a ſoft fire, and ſtir it in the boiling, that it run not over, then take it from the fire, and put thereto half an ounce of Camphire in pouder, when it is almoſt cold put thereto one quarter of a pound of Turpentine, after all theſe be mingled together, then put it into white Wine, and waſh it as you waſh Butter, and then as it cooles make it up in rouls.

A moſt excellent Water for Sore eyes.

Take a quart of ſpring water, ſet it upon the fire in an earthen Pipkin, then put into it three ſpoonfuls of white ſalt, and one ſpoonful of white Coperas, then boil them a quarter of an hour, ſcum it as it doth boil, then ſtrain it through a fine linnen cloth, and keep it for your uſe.

When you take it you muſt lie down G7v 110 down upon the bed, and drop two drops of it into your eye, ſo reſt one quarter of an hour, not wiping your eyes, and uſe it as often as need ſhall require.

If the eye have any Perle or Film growing upon it, then take a handful of red double Daiſie leaves, and ſtamp them & ſtrain them through a linnen cloth, and drop thereof one drop into your eye, uſing it three times.

A Plaiſter for one that is bruiſed.

Take half a pint of Sallade oil or Neatsfoot oil, half a pint of English Honey, two or three penniworth of Turpentine, a good quantity of Hogs greaſe, two or three penni-worth of Bole Armoniack, half a pint of strong wine Vinegar, half a dozen of Eggſhels, and all beaten very ſmall, one handfull of white Salt; put all theſe together into an earthen pot, and ſtir and mingle them together exceeding well, then as much Bean flowre, or Wheat G8r 111 Wheat flower as will thicken it plaiſter-wiſe, then with your hand ſtrike it on the grieved place once a day, and by Gods help it will caſe any ſore that cometh by meanes of ſtriking, wrinching, bruiſing, or other kind of ſwelling that proceedeth of evill humours.

Balm Water for a Surfeit.

Take two gallons of ſtrong Ale, and one quart of Sack, take four pound of young Balm leaves, and ſhred them, then take one pound of Anniſe ſeeds, and as much Liquorice beaten to pouder, put them all into the Ale & Sack, to ſteep twelve hours, put it into a Limbeck, and ſo ſtill it, it is good for a Surfet of choler, for to comfort the heart, and for an Ague.

A Reſtorative Water in Sickneſſe, the Patient being weak.

Take three pints of very good new Milk, & put thereto one pint of very good red Wine, the yolks of 24 Eggs, and beat them together, that done, G8v 112 done, put in as much fine Manchet as ſhall ſuck up the Milk and Wine, then put the ſame into a fair Stillatory, and ſtill it with a ſoaking fire, and take a ſpoonful of this water in your Pottage or drink, and this in one or two moneths will prevent the Conſumption.

To make a Caudle to prevent the Lask.

Take half a pound of unblanched Almonds, ſtamp them, and ſtrain it into a quart of Ale, and ſet it on the fire, then take the yolkes of four Eggs, and make it for a caudle, and ſo ſeaſon it with a good quantity of Cinnamon and Sugar, and eat it every morning at breakfaſt.

For one that cannot make water, and to break the Stone.

Pare a Raddiſh root, and ſlice it thin, and put it into a pint of white Wine, and let it infuſe ſix or ſeven houres, then ſtrain it, and ſet it on the fire, and put thereto one Parſley root, and one ſpoonfull of Parſley G9r 113 Parſley ſeed, and half a handfull of Pellitory of the wall, and ſeeth it untill half be waſted, and give it luke-warm to drink.

The Diet againſt Melancholy.

Take Sene eight ounces, Rubarb ſix drachms, Polipodie of the Oak, Sarſaparilla, and Madder roots; of each four ounces, Anniſe ſeeds, Fennell ſeeds, Epithimum, of each one ounce, Mace, Cloves, and Nutmegs, of each two ounces, Egrimony, Scabios, and red Dock roots, of each one handfull, make them all ſmall, and put it into a long narrow bag of boulter, hang it in a veſſel of Ale that containeth ſix gallons, when it is a week old, drink it morning and evening for the ſpace of one fortnight, keep you all that time warm, and a good diet.

A Sirrup to open the Liver.

Take Lungwort, Maidenhair, Egrimony, Scabios, of each one handfull, Chamepitis, Hyſop, of each G9v 114 each a dozen Crops, Endive, and Succory, of each three or four leaves, of young Fennel and Parſly, of each one root, one ſtick of Liquorice, one ſpoonfull of Barberies clean waſhed, one ſpoonfull of Anniſe ſeeds, twenty Raiſins of the Sun ſtoned, boil all theſe in a pottle of water to a quart, then ſtrain it, and put thereto of the beſt Sugar one quarter of a pound, conſerve of Violets one ounce, and ſo boil it as long as any ſcum ariſeth, then ſtrain it again, and uſe this very warm.

For one that cannot make water.

Take the ſeeds of Parſly, of red Fennell, of Saxifrage, of Carrawayes, of the kernels of Hip berries, of each a like quantity, put in ſome pouder of Jet, mingle theſe, being beaten to pouder, well together, and drink it in ſtale Ale luke-warm.

To make Aqua Compoſita.

Take of Anniſe ſeeds, and Liquorice bruiſed, of each half a pound, G10r 115 pound, Thyme, and Fennell, of each half a handfull, Calamint two handfuls, Coriander, and Carraway ſeeds bruiſed, of each two ounces, Roſemary, and Sage, of each half a handfull, infuſe theſe a whole night in three gallons of red Wine, or ſtrong Ale, then ſtill it in a Limbeck with a ſoft fire.

An Oointment for any Swelling.

Take of Marſh Mallowes, of Wormwood, of Smallage, of each one handful, boil it with one pound of the greaſe of a Barrow Hog untill it be very green, then ſtrain it, and keep it very cloſe.

Lady Pawlet.

A Plaiſter for the Back.

Take half a pint of Oyle of Roſes, four ounces of white Lead ground into fine powder, put your Oyle into a clean Poſnet, and ſet it on the fire, and when it is warm put in your white Lead, ever ſtirring it, then put into it of your Wax one quarter, ſtirre it untill it be G10v 116 be black, then take it from the fire, and in the cooling put thereto two pennyworth of Camphire, of white Sanders, and yellow Sanders, of each the weight of fourpence, fine Bole, and Terra figillata, of each two penny weight, in fine pouder all, ſtill ſtirring it till it be almoſt cold, and ſo make it up in roules: uſe it as need requires, for all weakneſſe, waſting, or heat in the Kidneyes. Craniſh.

To make Oyle of Swallowes.

Take one handfull of MotherThyme, of Lavender-cotten, and Strawberry leaves, of each a like, four Swallowes, feathers and altogether well bruiſed, three ounces of Sallade oyle, beat the Hearbs, and the Swallowes, feathers, and all together, untill they be ſo ſmall that you can ſee no feathers, then put in the Oyle, and ſtirre them well together, and ſeeth them in a poſnet, and ſtrain them through a canvas cloth, and ſo keep it for your uſe.

For G11r 117

For a Thorn, Fellon, or Prick.

Take the juyce of Fetherfew, of Smallage, of each one Saucer full, put to it as much of Wheat flower as will make it ſomewhat thick, and put to it of good black Sope the quantity of one Walnut, mingle them together, and lay them to the ſore.

A Drink for one that hath a Rupture.

Take of Comſili, otherwiſe called Boneſell, a pretty handfull, of Woodbitten as much, Bread, Plantun, and leaves of Cammock, ſomewhat more than a handfull, of Vervin as much as of the Cammock, of Daiſie roots a ſmall quantity, of Elder tops, or young buds, the leaſt quantity, ſtamp all theſe together, and put unto them, being ſtamped, one pint of pure white Wine, then ſtrain it, and drink of it morning and evening, one hour or more before breakfaſt or ſupper, a good draught bloud-warm.

If G11v 118

If it be a ſucking Child, let the Nurſe drink poſſet-ale of the aforeſaid drink, and let the Childe ſuck immediately: If it be an old body, let him take it lying in his bed nine dayes, if it may be conveniently, or otherwiſe to uſe no ſtraining.

For the Lask, or Flux.

Take one quart of red Wine, as much running water, one ounce of Cinnamon, ſeeth theſe half away and give the Patient ſix ſpoonfuls to drink morning and evening, flawed-reproduction1 word you think it be too harſh, put in a piece of Sugar.

A Lotion water for the Canker.

Take one gallon of pure Water, four handfuls of Woodbine, of Marigolds, and Tetſall, of each two handfuls, of Celendine, Rue, Sage, and Egrimony, of each one handfull, boyle all theſe to a quart, then ſtrain it, and put thereto two great ſpoonfuls of the beſt Engliſh Honey, and one ounce of Roch Allnum, G12r 119 Allum, boyle them all again as long as any skum ariſeth, then take it off, and put it in a cloſe bottle, and uſe it bloud-warm when need requireth.

For the Mother.

Take three or four handfuls of Ferne that groweth upon a houſe, ſeeth it in Rhenith Wine till it be well ſodden, then put it in a linnen cloth, and lay it to her Navell, as hot as ſhe may ſuffer it, four or five times.

A Water for an old Sore.

Take Honeyſuckles, water Betony, Roſemary, Sage, Violet leaves, Elder leaves, cut them all ſmall together, and ſeeth them in a quart of running water, put thereto two ſpoonfuls of Honey, and a little Allum.

For one that hath a great heat in his Temples, or that cannot ſleep.

Take the juyce of Houſeleek, and of Lettice, of each one ſpoonfull, of womans G12v 120 womans Milk ſix ſpoonfuls, put them together, and ſet them upon a Chafing-diſh of coales, and put thereto a piece of Roſe-cake, and lay it to your Temples.

To quench or ſlack your thirſt.

Take one quart of running Wate out of the Brook, ſeeth it, and ſkum it, put thereto five or ſix ſpoonfuls of Vinegar, a good quantity of Sugar and Cinnamon, three or four Cloves bruiſed, drink it luke-warm.

For one that hath a great heat in his Hands and Stomack.

Take four Eggs, roaſt them hard, peel them, lay them in Vinegar three or four houres, then let the ſick man hold in either hand one of them, and after ſome ſpace change them and take the other, and it will allay the heat.

Againſt all Aches, and eſpecially of a Womans Breaſt.

Take Milk, and Roſe leaves, and ſet them on the fire, put thereto Oat- H1r 121 Oatmeal, and Oyle of Roſes, boil them till they be thick, and lay it hot under the ſore, and renew it ſo that it be alwayes hot,.

For the Ptiſick and dry Cough.

Take the Lungs of a Fox, beat them to pouder, take of Liquorice, and Sugar-candy, a good quantity, a ſmall quantity of Cummin, mix theſe all well together, and put them in a Bladder, and eat of it as often as you think good in the day.

To take away Warts.

Take Snails that have ſhells, pick them, and with the juyce that cometh from them rub the Wart every day for the ſpace of ſeven or eight dayes, and it will deſtroy them.

A perfect Water for the ſight.

Take Sage, Fennell, Vervin, Betony, Eyebright, Pimpernell, Cinquefoil, and Hearbgrace, lay all theſe in white Wine one night, ſtill it in a Stillitory of glaſſe, this water will reſtore the ſight of one H that H1v 122 that was blind three yeares before.

To reſtore the Hearing.

Take Rue, Roſemary, Sage, Vervin, Majoram, of each one handfull, of Cammomile two handfuls, ſtamp them, and mould them in Rie-dough, make thereof one loaf, bake it as other bread, and when it is baked, break it in the midſt, and as hot as may be ſuffered bind it to your eares, and keep them warm and cloſe one day or more, after it be taken away forbear yee to take cold.

For a Fellon in the Joynts.

Take Rue, Fetherfew, Bores greaſe, Leaven, Salt, Honey, ſix leaves of Sage, ſhred them altogether ſmall, then beat them together, and lay it to the ſore place.

To comfort the Braines, and to procure ſleep.

Take a red Roſe cake, three ſpoonfuls of white Wine Vinegar, the white of one Egg, three ſpoonfulsfuls H2r 123 fuls of Womans milk, ſet all theſe on a chafing diſh of coales, heat them, and lay the Roſe cake upon the diſh, and let them heat together, then take one Nutmeg, and ſtrew it on the Cake, then put it betwixt two clothes, and lay it to your forehead as warm as you may ſuffer it.

A Medicine for a ſore head with a Scald.

Take one peck of Shoomakers threds, ſet them over the fire in a Braſſe pan, put water to them, and ſeeth them ſo long as any Oyle will ariſe, and evermore be ſcumming off the Oyle, then take Plantain, Ribwott, Houſleek leaves, ground Ivie, knotted graſſe, wild Borrage, Tutſan, hearb Bennet, Smallage, Setwell leaves, of every one a like quantity, and beat them in a morter and ſtrain them, then take half a penniworth of Roſin, half a penniworth of Allum, a little Virgins Wax, beat them, and put them intoH2 to H2v 124 to a pan, and ſet it over the fire, put thereto the Hearbs and the Oyle; let them ſeeth till all be melted, then ſtrain them into a pan, and ſtirre them till they be cold, and put it into a box for your uſe, when you dreſſe your head heat a little in a ſaucer, annoint it every day twice, pull out the haires that ſtand upright, and with a linnen cloth wipe away the corruption.

A Salve for a green wound – or old Sore.

Take the leaves of green Tobacco two pounds, of Valerian two pound, beat them very ſmall, then ſtrain them, and take the juyce thereof, put one pound of yellow Wax, one pound of Roſin, one pound of Deer ſuet, boyle them together till they be very green, and when it is half cold, put to it a quarter of a pound of Turpentine, and keep it for your uſe.

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For the running of the Reines, Approved.

Take the Rows of red Herrings, dry them upon the coales till they will beat to pouder, then give it to the Patient to drink in the morning faſting, as much as will lye upon a ſhilling in five ſpoonfuls of Ale or Wine, be he nver ſo weak.

For the burning and pricking in the Soles of the Feet.

Take half a pound of Barrows greaſe, two handfuls of Mugwort chopped very ſmall, boyle it with the Barrows greaſe upon a ſoft fire, by the ſpace of four houres, then ſtrain it from the Mugwort, and put it up in an earthen thing for your uſe, and annoint your feet as you goe to bed.

A Medicine for any Heat, Burning, or Scalding: Approved.

Take half a pint of the beſt cream you can get, and ſet it in a fair Poſnet upon the fire, then take two good handfuls of Daiſie roots, H3 leaves H3v 126 leaves and all, clean waſhed, and very finely ſhred, put them into the ſame Poſnet, and boyle it upon the fire untill it be a clear ointment, then ſtrain it through a cloth, and keep it for your uſe.

To make Aqua Compoſita to drink for a Surfet, or a cold Stomack, and to avoid flegm, and glut from Stomack.

Take one handfull of Roſemary, one good root of Elecampane, one handfull of Hop, half a handfull of Thyme, half a handfull of Sage, ſix good crops of red Mints; and as much of Pennyroyall, half a handfull of Horehound, ſix crops of Majoram, two ounces of Liquorice well bruiſed, and ſo much of Anniſe ſeeds, then take three gallons of ſtrong Ale, and put all the aforeſaid things Ale and Hearbs, into a braſs pot, then ſet them upon the fire, and ſet your Limbeck upon it, and ſtop it cloſe with paſte, that there come no air out, and ſo keep it with a ſoft H4r 127 ſoft fire, as other Aqua vitæ.

For an Ach in any Joynt.

Take clarified Butter a quarter of a pound, of Cummin one pound, black Sope a quarter of a pound, one handfull of Rue, Sheeps ſuet two ounces, Bay Salt one ſpoonfull, bray theſe together, then fry them with the gall of an Oxe, ſpread it on a Plaiſter, and lay it on as hot as you can, and let it lye ſeven dayes.

A Plaiſter to lay to the head for a Rheume which runneth at the Eyes.

Take the pouder of Roſe leaves, Roſewater, and Betony water, of each a like quantity, and a little Vinegar, put your pouders into the Water and Vinegar, ſtir them and temper them, and make them in a Plaiſter, and put to it a little pouder of Terra figillata.

A Water to be uſed with the Plaiſter aboveſaid for the ſame purpoſe.

Take one quart of new Milk, H4 two H4v 128 two pound of green Fennell, a quarter of a pound of Eyebright, put the Hearbs and Milk into a Stillatory, caſt half an ounce of Camphire thereon, and with this Water waſh your Eyes and Temples.

For the Emeroides: Approved.

Take a piece of tawny cloth, burn it in a frying-pan to pouder, then beat it in a Morter as fine as may be, ſearce it, then lay it on a brown paper, and with ſpittle make it plaiſter-wiſe, and lay it to the place, and truſſe it up with clothes.

To break any Sore.

Take hot bread to the quantity of a farthing loaf, grate it, put thereto Sallade oyle three or four ſpoonfuls, and a pint of Milk, and ſeeth them together to a good thickneſſe, ſpread it on a cloth and lay it to the ſore, in ſtead of Sallade oyle you may uſe Deer ſuet.

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A Bath for an Ach in the Back and Limbs.

Take Mugwort, Vervin, Fetherfew, Dill, Roſemary, Burnet, Tunhoof, Horehound, and white Mints, Senkill, and Sage, of each one handfull, ſeeth all theſe in four gallons of running water, and let it ſeeth till one gallon be waſted, then bath your leggs with it five nights together.

A Medicine for any joynt that is numbe with any Ach: Approved.

Take Virgin Wax one ounce, Verdigreaſe half a quarter of an ounce, Brimſtone, Sope, Oyle of Eggs, of Allum, of Honey, of each a like quantity, temper them altogether, and lay it upon the place grieved ſomewhat warm.

A Medicine for a Fellon of any Finger.

Take as much bay Salt as an Egg wind it in gray Paper, lay it in the Embers a quarter of an hour H5 then H5v 130 then beat it in a morter very fine, then take the yolk of a new laid Egg, beat it with this pouder untill it be very ſtiffe, ſpread it upon a cloth, lay it upon the joynt grieved twenty four houres, and ſo dreſſe it three times.

For a Boil or Puſh.

Take the yolk of a new laid Egg, a little English Honey, put it into the ſhell to the yolk, put in as much Wheat meal as will make it to ſpread, then take one branch of Rue, and one of Fetherfew, ſhred them very fine, and put it to the ſame Medicine, ſtirre them very well together, ſpread it upon a piece of leather, and lay it to the place grieved.

An Electuary to cauſe good digeſtion, and to comfort the Stomack.

Take Setwell, and Gallingal, of each three ſlices, Nutmegs, Ginger, and Cinnamon, of each two ſlices, three Bayberries ſliced fine and H6r 131 and husked, three ſlices of Liquorice, half a ſpoonfull of Anniſe ſeeds clean duſted, one long Pepper cut ſmall, white Pepper ſix graines, as much black Pepper, beat them all into a groſſe pouder, then put thereto two graines of Musk, one grain of Amber-griece, then take Mint water and Sugar, boyle them together, and when they are come to the right perfection of thickneſſe, put in thoſe Pouders above mentioned in the cooling, with a little conſerve of Roſemary floures, of this take the quantity of a Nutmeg, half an hour before you eat or drink at meales.

A Pouder for the Rheume, or ſore Eyes.

Boyle one pint of Hop-water, made when the Hop is in the flour, till it be ſcalding hot, then put into it half a pound of Liquorice in very fine pouder, the Water being taken from the fire, for the Liquorice muſt not boyle in the Water, ſtirre them H6v 132 them together till the Water be clean conſumed, then adde to them, of Anniſe ſeeds, and Fennel ſeeds, of each half a pound made into very fine pouder through a Searce, Angelica roots, Elicampane roots, and leaves, and floures, of Eyebright made into very fine pouder, of each one ounce and a half, mingle theſe together, and ſo keep it cloſe, and when you eat of this Pouder weigh out of the whole quantity two ounces, whereunto adde as much good Aqua vitæ as will moiſten it, or Angelica-water, or Roſafolis, to keep it from being muſty, ſet it near the fire; eat of this Pouder at any time as much as you may take up with a groat, and it is ſpeciall good for the Rheume, for Cold, or for ſore Eyes.

Mr. Bermum

A Salve for any Wound.

Take Roſin, Perrofin, Wax, of each eight ounces, of Sheeps ſuet, flawed-reproduction2 words incenſe, of each four ounces, H7r 133 ounces, one ounce of Maſtick made in pouder, boyle all theſe in a pint of white Wine half an hour, then take it from the fire, and put thereto half an ounce of Camphire in pouder; when it is almoſt cold put thereto four ounces of Turpentine, and make it up in roules, but before it be rouled you muſt waſh it up in running water.

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To deliver a Child in danger.

Take a Date ſtone, beat it into pouder, let the Woman drink it with Wine, then take Polipody and emplaiſter it to her feet, and the Chid will come whether it be quick or dead; then take Centory, green or dry, give it the Woman to drink in Wine, give her alſo the Milk of another Woman.

A moſt ſingular Sirrup for the Lungs, and to prevent the Conſumption.

Take Egrimony, Scabios, Borrage, Bugleſſe, of each twenty leaves, Pole-feet, Lungwort, Maiden- H7v 134 Maidenhair, of each half a handfull, Succory, and Endive, of each ſix leaves, of Carduus benedictus, Horehound, Nip, of each four crops unſet, Hop half a handfull, Fennell roots, Parſly roots, Smallage roots, of each three roots ſliced and the piths taken out, Elecampane four roots ſliced, Iris roots half an ounce ſliced, Quince ſeeds one ounce, Liquorice three good ſticks ſcraped and ſliced ſmall, twenty Figs ſliced, Raiſins of the Sun one good handfull ſliced, and the ſtones taken out, boyle all theſe in a gallon of running Water till half be conſumed, then take it from the fire and let it ſettle, then ſtrain it, and boyle it again with as much white Sugar as will make it thick as Sirrup, that it may laſt all the year.

A Pouder for the Stone.

Take Hawes, and Hips, of each a good handfull, Aſhen keyes half a handfull, three or four Acornes, the H8r 135 the ſhels of three new laid Eggs, Grumwel ſeeds, Parſley ſeeds, of each half an ounce, Perſtone a good handful, Camock roots half a handful, make all theſe into a fine pouder, then put thereto two ounces of Sugar-candy beaten ſomething ſmall, take a ſixpenny weight of this pouder at a time in the morning faſting, and drink not after it one hour.

For the Collick and Stone.

Take one handfull of Philipendula, of Roſemary, of Saxafrage, of Ivy growing in the wall, of Harts-tongue, of Thyme, of Parſly, of Scabiaos, of each four handfuls, of Marigolds one handfull, of Majoram three handfuls, of brown Fennel, of Longdebeefe, of Spernits, of Borage, of each two handfuls, of Maidenhair three handfuls, ſtill all theſe in May, keep it in a glaſs till you have need of it, then take of it five ſpoonfuls, and three of white Wine, and of clean pouderder H8v 136 der of Ginger half a ſpoonfull, put theſe together, and warm it luke-warm, and let the Patient drink it in the morning two hours before he riſe out of his bed, let him lay more clothes upon him, for it will provoke him to ſweat, after the ſweat is gone, let him riſe and walk whither he will.

A good Water to drink with Wine, or without to cool Choler.

Take Borage roots, and Succory roots, of each two, waſh and ſcrape them faire and clean, and take out their cores, then take an earthen pot of two gallons fill it with fair ſpring water, ſet it on a fire of charcoal, put the roots in it, and eight penniworth of Cinnamon; when it beginneth to ſeeth, put into it four ounces of fine Sugar, and let it ſeeth half an hour, then take it off, let it cool, and drink hereof at your pleaſure.

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To make Aqua Compoſita for the Collick and Stone.

Take of ſtrong Ale one moneth old, as many gallons as your pot will hold, and for every gallon take two ounces of Liquorice, and as much Anniſe ſeeds, and of theſe Hearbs following two handfuls of each to every gallon, of Birch leaves, Burnet, Paſphere, Pellitory of the wall, Watercreſſes, Saxifrage, Grumwel, Philipendula, Pennyroyal, Fennel, half a root of Elicampane; of Hawes, of Hips, of Berries, and Brambles, and Berberries of each half a pint, diſtill them as you do other Aqua vitæ.

A medicine for the Collick paſſion.

Take the ſmooth leaves of Holly, dry them, and make them into pouder, of Grumwel ſeed, and of Boxſeed, of each a little quantity, let the patient drink hereof.

To take away the fervent ſhaking and burning of an Ague.

Take the rind of the Wilding tree, H9v 138 tree, with the leaves in Summer, of each half a handfull, as much Bettonie, three crops of Roſemary, ſeeth them in a quart of poſſet Ale to a pint, and let the ſick drink of this as hot as he can, and ſo within three times it will eaſe him.

For the hardneſſe and ſtiffeneſſe of Sinewes.

Take twelve fledgd Swallowes out of the neſt, kill them, beat them feathers and all in a Morter, with Thime, Roſemary, and Hop, then ſeeth them with May butter, a good while, then ſtrain them through a Strainer as hard as you can, and it will be an ointment, rake the ſtrings that grow out of the Strawberries & beat them amongſt the reſt.

To ſtay the Flux.

Take white Starch made of Wheat two or three ſpoonfuls, and take alſo new Milk from the Cow, ſtir theſe together, and let them be warmed a little, and give it to the party grievedved H10r 139 ved in manner of a gliſter: a preſent remedy.

An approved Medicine for the Plague, called the Philoſophers Egg, it is a moſt excellent Preſervative againſt all Poyſons, or dangerous Diſeaſes that draw towards the Heart.

Take a new laid Egg, and break a hole ſo broad as you may, take out the white clean from the yolk, then take one ounce of Saffron and mingle it with the yolk, but be careful you break not the ſhell, then cover it with another piece of ſhell ſo cloſe as is poſſible, then take an earthen pot with a cloſe cover, with warm embers, ſo that the ſhell be not burned, and as thoſe embers do cool, ſo put in more hot, and do ſo for the ſpace of two daies untill you think it be drie, for proof whereof you ſhall put in a Pen, and if it come out dry it is well, then take the Egg and wipe it very clean, then pare the ſhell from the Saffron, and ſet it before H10v 140 before the fire, and let it be warm, then beat it in a Morter very fine, and put it in by it ſelf, then take as much white Muſtard ſeed as the Egg and Saffron, and grind it as ſmall as meal, then ſearſe it through a fine Boulter, that you may ſave the quantity of the Egg ſo ſearced, then take a quarter of an ounce of Dittany roots, as much of Turmentil, of Nuces Vomicæ one drachm, let them be dried by the fire as aforeſaid, then ſtamp theſe three laſt ſeverally, very fine in a Morter, then mix them three well together, after that take, as a thing moſt needfull, the root of Angellica and Pimpernel, of each the weight of a ſixpence, make them to pouder, and mix them with the reſt, then compoud therewith five or ſix ſimples of Unicorns horn, or for want thereof of Harts horn, and take as much weight, as all theſe fine pouders come to, of fine Triacle, and ſtamp it with the pouders in H11r 141 in a Morter, untill all be well mixt and hang to the Peſtle, and then it is perfectly made, then put the Electuary in a ſtone pot well nealed, and ſo it will continue twenty or thirty yeares, and the longer the better.

How to uſe this Electuary.

Firſt when one is infected with the Peſtilence, let him take, ſo ſoon as he can, or ever the diſeaſe infect the heart, one crown weight in gold of this Electuary, and ſo much of fine Triacle, if it be for a Man, but if it be for a Woman or Child, take leſſe, and let them be well mixed together, and if the diſeaſe come with cold, give him this Electuaary with half a pint of white Wine warm, and well mixed together, but if it come with heat, then give it him with Plantain water, or Well water and Vinegar mixt together, and when he hath drunk the ſame, let him go into his naked bed and put off his ſhirt, and cover him warm H11v 142 warm, but let his bed be well warmed firſt, and a hot double ſheet wrapped about him, and ſo let him ſweat ſeven, eight or ten hours, as he is able to endure, for the more he doth ſweat the better, becauſe the diſeaſe fadeth away with the ſweat; but if he cannot ſweat, then heat two or three Bricks or Tiles, and wrap them in moiſt clothes wet with water and Salt, and lay them by his ſides in the bed, and they will cauſe him to ſweat, and as he ſweateth, let it be wiped from his body with dry hot clothes being conveyed into the bed, and his ſweat being ended, ſhift him into a warm bed with a warm ſhirt, and all freſh new clothes, uſing him very warily for taking of cold, and let his clothes that he did ſweat in be well aired and waſhed, for they be infectious; and let the keeper of the ſick beware of the breath or aire of the party in the time of his ſweating, therefore let her muffle her ſelf with double H12r 145143 double old cloth, wherein is Wormwood, Rue, Fetherfew, crums of ſoure bread, and Vinegar and a little Roſe-water, beat all theſe together, and put it into the muffler, made new every day while you do keep him, and let the ſick party have of it bound in a cloth to ſmel on while he is in his ſweat, then after do it away and take a new and becauſe he ſhall be faint and diſtempered after his ſickneſſe, he ſhall eat no fleſh, nor drink Wine the ſpace of nine dayes, but let him uſe the Conſervatives for his health, as Conſerve of Bugloſſe, borrage, and red Roſes, and eſpecially he ſhall drink three or four daies after he hath ſweat, morning and evening, three ounces of the juice of Sorrel mixed with an ounce of Conſerve of Sorrel, and ſo uſe to eat and drink whatſoever is comfortable for the heart; alſo if one take the quantity of a Pea of the ſaid Electuary with ſome good Wine, it ſhall keep him from the infection: therefore H12v 146144 therefore when one is ſick in the houſe of the Plague, then ſo ſoon as you can, give all the whole houſhold ſome of this Receipt to drink, and his keeper alſo, and it ſhall preſerve them from the infection, yet keep the whole from the ſick as much as you can, beware of the clothes and bed that the ſick party did ſweat in.

To make Balm water.

Take four gallons of ſtrong Ale and ſtale, half a pound of Liquorice, two pound of Balm, two ounces of Figs, half a pound of Anniſe ſeeds, one ounce of Nutmegs, ſhred the Balm and Figs very ſmall, and let them ſtand ſteeping four & twenty houres, and then put it in a Still as you uſe Aqua vitæ.

To make Doctor Stephens Water.

Take one gallon of good Gaſcoine Wine, of Ginger, Galingal, Nutmegs, Grains, Anniſe ſeeds, Fennel ſeeds, Carraway ſeeds, Sage, Mints, red Roſes, garden Thyme, Pellitory, Roſemary, wild Thyme, Penni- I1r 145 Penniroyall, Cammomil, Lavender, of each one handful, bray your Spices ſmall, and chop the hearbs before named, and put them with the ſpices into the Wine, and let it ſtand twelve houres, ſtirring it very often, then ſtill it in a Limbeck, cloſed up with courſe paſte, ſo that no air enter, keep the firſt water by it ſelf, it is good ſo long as it will burn.

An Ointment for any Strain in the Joints, or for any Sore.

Take three pound of freſh Butter unwaſhed, and ſet it in an Oven after the bread be drawn out, and let it ſtand two or three houres, then take the cleareſt of the butter and put it into a Poſnet, then take the tops of red nettles as much as will be moiſtened with the butter, and chop them very ſmall, and put them into the butter, ſet it on the fire, and boil it ſoftly five or ſix hours, and when it is boiled, put thereto half a pint of pure oil Olive, & then I boil I1v boil it a very little, and take it off, and ſtrain it into an earthen pot, and keep it for your uſe.

If you think good inſtead of Nettles onely, you may take theſe hearbs, Cammomile, Roſemary, Lavender, Tun-hoof, otherwiſe Ale-hoof, Five-finger, Vervin, and Nettletops.

For an Ague.

Take the inner bark of a Walnut tree, a good quantity, boil it in beer untill the beer look black, and then take a good draught and put it into a pot, then take ſix ſpoonfuls of Sallade oil, for an extream Ague, brew it too and fro in two pots, then drink it, and let the party labour at any exerciſe untill he ſweat, then let him lie down upon a bed very warm until he hath done ſweating, this doe three times when the Ague cometh upon him.

A Pouder againſt the Wind in Stomack.

Take Ginger, Cinnamon, and Gallingal, I2r 147 Gallingal, of each two ounces, Anniſe ſeeds, Carraway, and Fennel ſeeds, of each one ounce, long Pepper, Graines, Mace, and Nutmegs, of each half an ounce, Setwel half a drachm, make all in pouder, and put thereto one pound of white Sugar, and uſe this after your meat, or before at your pleaſure, at all times it comforteth the Stomack marvellouſly, carrieth away wind, and cauſeth good digeſtion.

For a Pin and Web in the Eye.

Take the white of an Egg, beat it to oil, put thereto a quarter of a ſpoonful of Engliſh Honey, half a handful of Daiſie leaves, and in winter the roots, half a handful of the inner rind of a young Hazle, not above one years growth, beat them together in a Morter, and put thereto one ſpoonful of womans Milk, and let it ſtand infuſed two or three houres, and ſtrain all through a cloth, and with a feather drop it into the eye thrice a day.

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For bloud ſhotten, and ſore Eyes, comming of heat.

Take Tutty of Alexandria, or Lapis Tutty one ounce, beat it into fine pouder, and temper it with a quart of white Wine, put thereto one ounce of dried Roſe leaves, and boil them altogether with a ſoft fire untill one half be conſumed, then ſtrain it through a fine linnen cloth, and keep it in a glaſſe, and uſe it evening and morning, and put it into the ſore eyes with a feather or your finger.

If the Tutty be prepared it is the better, which is thus done, ſteep the Tutty in Roſe-water, and let it lie half an hour, then take it forth, and lay it on a white paper to dry, then take it when it is dry, ſteep it, and dry it againe, as before twice or thrice, and then uſe it as before.

For an ach in the Bones.

Take Southernwood, Wormwood, and Bay leaves, of each one handfull, one Oxe Gall, one pint of I3r 149 of Neat-foot oil, put all theſe together, and let them ſtand two or three daies, and let them boil upon a very ſoft fire, then put in of Deers ſuet a good quantity, ſtrain them and put them into a pot, and ſo annoint the Patient, put to this a good quanitity of Tarre, and as much Pitch as the bigneſſe of a Walnut, and of the juyce of Pimpernel a good quantity.

For Children that are troubled with an extream Cough.

Take Hyſop water, and Fennel water, of each half a pint, of ſliced Liquorice, and Sugar, of each a pretty quantity, ſeeth them eaſily over a good fire, ſtrain it, and let them take a little hereof at once, and often you may diſſolve pellets therein, and you may annoint their chaſt with oil of Almonds, and a little Wax.

A Medicine for ſore Eyes.

Take red Fennel, and Cellendine, of each one handful, ſtamp I3 and I3v 150 and ſtrain them, that done, take five ſpoonfuls of Honey, and white Copperas the quantity of one Pea, Roſe-water five ſpoonfuls, boil all theſe together in an earthen pot, skum it well, and clarifie it with the white of an Egg; this is an excellent Medicine to cleare the ſight of the eye, if there be any thing in the eye ſuperfluous to hinder the ſight, but if there be nothing but heat, it is nothing ſo good.

To help one that is inwardly bruiſed.

Take of Borrage, and red Sage, of each a handful, ſtamp theſe together and ſtrain them, and put thereto as much Claret Wine, as the juice there of, and let the party drink it warm, and if it keep within him four and twenty houres after he will recover; if he be bound in the body, let him take three ſpoonfuls of Sirrupe of Damask Roſes, and two ſpoonfuls of Sallade oil, and drink it faſting, and an hour after I4r 151 after let the party take ſome warm broth.

For the Spleen.

Take of Lavender, Fennel, Parſly, Cammomile, Thyme, Wormwood, Angelica, of each one handful, of Sage, and Rue, one handful, of Anniſe ſeeds and Fennel ſeeds, of each one handful of Cummin ſeeds two handfuls, of Cloves four ſpoonfuls, and of Mace two ſpoonfuls, gather theſe hearbs in the heat of the day, and dry them in the Sun two daies, laying them very thin on a ſheet, and bruiſe the ſeed groſſely, and ſteep them in as much Sallade oil as will cover all theſe things, and ſomewhat more, and ſet them in the Sun ten daies, which being done, ſtrain your oil from your Hearbs, and your Spices, and then infuſe it new againe as before with Hearbs & Spices in like manner, and to that oil thus infuſed or ſtrained, add bitter Almonds, and oil of Capers half a pint, then take I4 a I4v 152 a quarter of a ſpoonful of the ſaid oil, and put it in your hand, your hands being warm, rub them together, and annoint and rub the Patient grieved with both your hands, the one on the right ſide, the other on the left, from the loines down to the bottome of the belly, drawing your hands as hard as you can, and make them to meet at the bottome of the belly, and continue in continuall rubbing, about a quarter of an hour.

For a burning or Scald.

Take a quantity of Sheeps Suet, the white of Hen dung, and freſh Greaſe, boil all theſe together, ſtrain it & annoint the party with a feather.

For the Emeroides and Piles.

Take juice of Elder, May Butter, and Deeres Suet, melt them, letting the Juyce and the Butter temper, and then put the Suet to them, make them into pills, and if you make a Suppoſitor, you muſt put in more Deeres Suet.

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For the Canker in the mouth or Noſe.

Take the aſhes of green leaves of Holly, with half ſo much of the burnt pouder of Allum, blow with a quill into the place grieved, & it will help Man, Child, or Beaſt.

A Remedy for the Mother.

When the fit beginneth to take them, take the pouder of white Amber, and burn it in a chafingdiſh of coales, and let them hold their mouthes over it, and ſuck in the ſmoak, and annoint their noſtrils with the oil of Amber, and if they be not with child, take two or three drops of the oil of Amber in white wine warm or cold, but the oil of Amber muſt be taken inward but once a day and, outward as often as the fit taketh them.

A Medicine for the Wormes.

Take one penniworth of Alloes with the like quantity of Oxe gall and Mithridate, mix them together, and lay them to the childs navel upon a plaiſter.

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A Preſervative againſt the Plague.

Take one dry Walnut, take off the ſhell and peel, cut it ſmall, and with a branch of Rue ſhred fine, and a little Wine Vinegar, and Salt, put all into a ſliced Egg, take it up faſting, and then you may drink a little Wormwood after it and go where you liſt.

A Pill for thoſe that are infected.

Take of Alloes ſuccatrine half an ounce, of Myrrh, and Engliſh Saffron, of each a quarter of an ounce, beat them into ſmall pouder with Malmſey, or a little Sack, or Dioſcordion, make two or three ſmall pills thereof, and take them faſting.

A Poulteſſe to break a Plague Sore.

Take a white Lilly root, and ſeeth it in a penni-worth of Linſeed, and a pretty quantity of Barrowes greaſe, beat the Linſeed firſt very ſoft, afterwards beat altogetherther I6r 155 ther in a Morter, make thereof a plaiſter.

An Electuary for the Plague.

Take the weight of ten graines of Saffron, two ounces of the kernels of Walnuts, two or three Figs, one drachm of Mithridate, and a few Sage leaves ſtamped together, with a ſufficient quantity of Pimpernel water, make up all theſe together, in a maſſe or lump, and keep it in a glaſſe or pot for your uſe, take the quantity of twelve graines faſting in the morning, and it will not onely preſerve from the Peſtilence, but expel from thoſe that be infected.

Againſt a Tertian Ague.

Take Dandilion clean waſhed, ſtamp it and put it in Beer, and let it ſtand all night in the Beer, in the morning ſtrain it, and put half a ſpoonful of Triacle into it, make it luke-warm, and let the Patient drink of it faſting, upon his flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 lettersil flawed-reproduction1 letteray, and walk upon it as long as he I6v 156 he is able, this hath been approved good for an Ague that commeth every ſecond day.

Againſt the Wind.

Take Cummin ſeeds, and ſteep them in Sack four and twenty houres, dry them by the fire, and hull them, then take Fennel ſeed, Carraway ſeed, and Anniſe ſeed, beat all theſe together, and take every morning half a ſpoonful in broth or beer faſting.


Take Enula campana, grate it, and drink half a ſpoonfull faſting.

For the Sting of an Adder.

Take a head of Garlick and bruiſe it with ſome Rue, add ſome Honey thereto, and if you will ſome Triacle, and apply it to the place.

For the biting of a Dog.

Take Ragwort, chop it, and boil it flawed-reproduction3 wordsto an ointment.

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A Medicine for a Woman that hath a dead Child, or for the after-Birth after deliverance.

Take Date ſtones, dry them and beat them to pouder, then take Cummin-ſeed, Graines, and Engliſh Saffron, make them in pouder, and put them altogether in like quantity, ſaving leſſe of the Saffron then of the reſt, then ſearce them very finely, and when need is to drink it, take a ſpoonfull at once with a little Malmſie, and drink it milk-larm, it is good to bring forth a dead child, or for the after- birth, or if the woman have any riſing in her ſtomack, or fluſhing in her face during her childbed, the Date ſtones with round holes in the ſides are the beſt, if you put a quantity of white Amber beaten amongſt the pouder it will be the better.

To make the beſt Paracelſus ſalve.

Take of Litharge of Gold and Silver, of each three ounces, and put to it one pound and half of good Sallade I7v 158 Sallade oyle, and as much of Linſeed Oyle, put it into a large earthen veſſell well leaded, of the faſhion of a milk boul, or a great baſon, ſet it over a gentle fire, and keep it ſtirring till it began to boyle, then put to it of red Lead, and of Lapis Caluminaris, of each half a pound, keep it with continuall ſtirring, and let it boil two houres, or ſo long till it be ſomething thick, which you may know by dropping a little of it upon a cold board or ſtone, then take a sſkillet, and put into it a pound of yellow Wax, as much black Roſin, half a pound of gum Sandrach, of yellow Amber, Olibanum, Myrrh, of Aloes hepatica, of both the kinds of Ariſtolochias round and long, of every of theſe in fine pouder ſearced one ounce, of Mummia one ounce and a half, of oyle of Bayes half a pound, of oyle of Juniper ſix ounces, diſſolve all theſe together in the aforeſaid sſkillet, and then put them to the former Plaiſter,ſter, I8r 159 ſter, ſet it over a gentle fire, and keep it with ſtirring till it boyle a little: Then take your five gums, Popanax, Galbanum, Sagapenum, Ammoniacum, and Bdellium, of each of theſe three ounces, which muſt be diſſolved in white Wine Vinegar, and ſtrained, and the Vinegar exaſperated from them before you goe about the Plaiſter, let there be three ounces of each of them when they are thus prepared, then when the Plaiſter hath gently boyled, about half the bigneſſe of a Nutmeg at a time, continuing that order untill all the Gums be in and diſſolved, then ſet it over the fire again, and let it boyle a very little, but before it boyle be ſure that the gums be all diſſolved, for elſe it will run into lumps and knots, after it hath boiled a little take it from the fire again, and continue the ſtirring of it very carefully, and put to it theſe things following, being in readineſſe, take of I8v 160 of both the Corals red and white, of Mother of Pearl, of Dragons bloud, of Terra lemnia, of white Vitriel, of each of them one ounce, of Lapis Hematitis, and of the Loadſtone, of each of them one ounce and a half, of the floures of Antimony two drachms, of Crocus Martis two drachms, of Camphire one ounce, of common Turpentine half a pound, mix all theſe together, but firſt let thoſe things that are to be poudered be carefully done, and fully ſearced, then put them all together among the former things, and again ſet it over the fire with a moderate heat and gentle to boyle, till it be in the form of a plaiſter, the which you may know by dropping it on a cold piece of Wood, or Stone, or Iron: you muſt alſo remember to keep it with continuall ſtirring from the beginning to the ending, when you make it up, let your hands and the place you roul it on be annointed with I9r 161 with the oyle of Saint Johns Wort, and of earth Wormes, and Juniper, Cammomile and Roſes together, wrap it in Parchment, or Leather, and keep it for your uſe.

Memorandum, That the Camphire be diſſolved in the oyle of Juniper, mix them together with the Gum Sandrach, and put them in towards the latter end.

An Ointment for any ſtrain in the joynts, or for any ſore.

Take three pound of freſh Butter unwaſhed, and ſet it into an Oven after the bread be drawn out, and let it ſtand two or three houres, then take the cleareſt of the Butter, and put it into a poſnet, then take the tops of red Nettles, and chop them very ſmall, and put ſo many Nettles to the Butter as will be moiſtned with the Butter, and ſo ſet it on the fire, and boil it ſoftly five or ſix houres, and when it is ſo boyled, put thereto half a pint of the beſt oyle Olive, and then make it I9v 162 it boyle a very little, and take it off and ſtrain it into an earthen pot, and keep it for your uſe.

Mr. Aſhley’s Ointment.

Take ſix pound of May Butter unſalted, one quart of Salade oyle, four pound of Barrows greaſe, one pound of the beſt Roſin, one pound of Turpentine, half a pound of Frankincenſe; To this rate take theſe Hearbs following, of each a handfull, viz. Smallage, Balm, Lorage, red Sage, Lavender, Lavender-cotton, Hearb-grace, Parſely, Cumfery called Boneſet, Sorrell, Laurell leaves, Birch leaves, Lungwort, Majoram, Roſemary, Mallows, Cammomile, Saint Johns Wort, Plantain, Allheal, Chickweed, Engliſh Tobacco, or elſe Henbane, Grumſell, Woundwort, Betony, Agrimony, Carduus Benedictus, wild Wine, or white Wine called Bryan, Adderstongue, Mellilot, pick all theſe Hearbs clean, waſh them, ſtrain them I10r 163 them clean from the water, all theſe muſt be gathered after the Sun riſe, then ſtamp all theſe Hearbs in a ſtone or wooden morter ſo ſmall as poſſible may be, then take your Roſin, and beat it to pouder with your Frankincenſe, and melt them firſt alone, then put in your Butter, your Hogs greaſe and Oyle, and when all is melted put in your Hearbs, and let them all boyle together half a quarter of an hour, then take it from the fire, and leave ſtirring of it in no wiſe a quarter of an hour after, and in that time that it is from the fire put in your Turpentine, and two ounces of Verdigreaſe very finely beaten to pouder, and when you put in your Turpentine and Verdigreaſe ſtirre it well, or elſe it will run over, and ſo ſtirre untill it leave boyling: Then put it in an earthen pot, ſtopping the pot very cloſe with a cloth and a board on the top, and ſet it in a dunghill of horſe muck twenty one I10v 164 one dayes, then take it up and put it into a kettle, and let it boyle a little, taking heed that it boil not over, then ſtrain all through a courſe cloth into an earthen or gally pot, and when all is ſtrained, put to it half a pound of Oyle of Spike, and cover the pot cloſe untill you uſe it, and when you uſe it make it warm in Winter, and uſe it cold in Summer.

An approved Medicine for any Ach in the joynt whatſoever.

Take half a pound of Roſin, half a pound of Frankincenſe, Olibanum, and Maſtick, of each one ounce, Wax, Deer Suet, Turpentine, of each two ounces, Camphire, two drachms, beat the Olibanum, Maſtick, Roſin, and Frankincenſe, and Camphire in pouder, then put it in a braſſe pan with a pottle of white Wine, and put in the Wax and Deer Suet into it, and when it doth boyle put in your Turpentine, and let it boyle a quarter of an hour, I11r 165 hour, then take it from the fire, and let it ſtand and cool untill the next day, then work it with your hand to work out the Wine, annointing your hands firſt with Oyle, then make it up in roules, then as need ſhall ſerve, take thereof and ſpread it with a warm knife upon a fleſhie ſide of Sheeps skin, and apply it warm to the grieved place, and take it not off untill it fall off of it ſelf, pricking the Plaiſter full of holes.

A Searcloth to be uſed againſt Carbunkles, red Sores, Bites Swellings, or any hot Cauſes.

Take a wine pint of pure Sallade oyle, and put it into an earthen pot that is very large, and ſet it upon a very ſoft fire of Charcoal, and when it beginneth to boyle, ſtirre it with a Haſell ſtick of one yeares ſhootag, then put into it two ounces of Venice Sope that is pure white, half a pound of red Lead, one quarter of a pound of white Lead, letting it boyle very ſoftly, ſtirring it continuallytinually I11v 166 tinually with this Hazle ſtick for the ſpace of two or three houres, you ſhall know when it is boyled by this drop one drop thereof upon a board, and it will be ſtiffe when it is enough, then take it from the fire, and put into it half an ounce of oyle of Bayes, then let it boyle again a little, then let your clothes be ready cut of a reaſonable ſize to dip them in it, then you muſt have two ſticks which muſt be hollow in the middle, to ſtrip the clothes through, then lay them abroad untill they be cold upon a board, then roul them up and keep them, and when you uſe them, lay them upon the place grieved, and let them lie twelve houres, then take it off and wipe it, and lay the other ſide, and let it lie as long.

Plague Water to be taken three times, for the firſt helpeth not.

Take a gallon of white Wine, Ale or Beer, and to that quantity take a quarter of a pound of each of theſe I12r 167 theſe Hearbs following, Roſewater a quarter of a pint, Rue, Sage, Vervin, Egrimony, Betony, Celendine, Carduus, Angelica, Pimpernell, Scabios, Valerian, Wormwood, Dragons, Mugwoart, all theſe Hearbs muſt you ſhred in groſſe together, and ſteep it in the aforeſaid liquor the night before you diſtill it in a Roſewater Still, and then keep the firſt water by it ſelf being the weaker, and therefore fitter for Children; it helpeth all Fevers, Agues, and Plagues, being thus taken ſeven ſpoonfuls or thereabout of the ſtrongeſt bloud-warm, and give it to the party to drink in an Ague or Fever an hour before the Fit come, and ſo to ſweat, either by exerciſe or in your bed, but your ſtomack muſt be empty, and if it be taken for the Plague, then put into it a little Diaſcordium or Mithridate.

A defenſive Plaiſter.

Take the white of an Egg, and I12v 168 and Bole Armoniak, ſpread it on leather.

A Sirrup for a Cold.

Take Colts foot, Water Hyſop, Water and Honey, put Liquorice, Anniſe ſeeds, and Elecampane, put thereto the juyce of Fennell, and boyle them.

To ſtay the bleeding of a Wound.

Take Charcoal red hot out of the fire, and beat it to pouder.

A Poulteſſe.

Take Milk, Oatmeal, and red Roſe leaves, and a little Deers Suet.

For the running of the Reines.

Take cups of Acornes and grate them, and grate ſome Nutmeg, put this in Beer, and drink.

For a Poulteſſe.

Take Linſeed and beat it to pouder, boyle it in Milk with Mallows and Sheeps Suet.

For a Blaſt.

Take a good quantity of Vervin, and boyle it in milk, and waſh the Blaſt K1r 169 Blaſt therewith very well, then bind the Hearbs very cloſe to it ſome few houres, after waſh it again the milk being warmed, and ſo bind it up again, the oftner it is done the better, and in a day or two it will be well, if it be taken before it feſter.


Take a good quantity of Vericon being green, with as much Dill, chop them together, and boyle them in Bores greaſe as much as will cover them, and for want thereof ſo much May Butter, and when they be boyled together, let them ſtand two or three dayes, and then boyle it a little, and ſo ſtrain it through a cloth.

A Balſamum.

Take in the latter end of September good ſtore of Honeyſuckle berries, and put them in a body of a glaſſe Still ſtopped, and ſet it in hot horſe-dung eight dayes, diſtill it in Balneo, then when you have K drawn K1v 170 drawn the water forth, pour the water into the ſtuffe again, ſtop it cloſe, and put it into the dung four and twenty houres, then ſet it in aſhes, and diſtill both water and oyle with a great fire as much as will come forth, and at laſt ſeparate the Water from the Oyle in Balneo.

To make an excellent Oyle of Hypericon.

Take floures, leaves, and ſeeds of Hypericon as much as you lift, beat them together, and infuſe them in white Wine that they may be covered therewith, and ſet them in the Sun for ten dayes, then put thereto ſo much Oyle Olive as all the reſt doth weigh, and let it ſtand ten dayes more in the Sun, but look that you weigh the Oyle to know how much it is, then put thereto for every pound of Oyle two ounces of Turpentine, and one drachm of Saffron, and of Nutmegs, and Cloves, of each half an ounce, of Mirrh, K2r 171 Mirrh, and Roſin, of each an ounce, and of the root of Briony two ounces, put them all in a veſſeel of glaſſe, and mix them well together, and ſet them in a veſſell of hot water, and then ſet thereto a head of glaſſe and Receiver well ſhut, and boyle it ſo long untill no more will diſtill from it, which will be about twenty four houres, then take it out, and ſtrain it whileſt it is hot, and keep it in a veſſell of glaſſe, and when you uſe it firſt heat it well, and apply it upon a wound without uſing any tent at all, this is excellent for a green wound, eſpecially if there be veines, ſinewes, or bones offended or cut, it keepeth wounds from putrifaction, it cleanſeth them, and eaſeth pain, and doth incarnate and skin them; it helpeth bruiſes, paines, aches, or ſwellings in any part, and is wonderfull good againſt venome or poyſon.

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For the Falling Sickneſſe.

Take the roots of ſingle Pionies, grate them, drink them, and wear ſome of them about your neck.

For Kibed heels.

Take a Turnip, make a hole in the top of it, take out ſome of the pith, infuſe into that hole oil of Roſes, then ſtop cloſe the hole, roaſt the Turnip under the embers, when it is ſoft, apply it plaiſterwise warm to the Kibe, bind it faſt.

Lapis Prunellæ. A Medicine for ſore Eyes.

Take one pound of Saltpeter, boil it in a Goldſmiths earthen pot with a very hot fire round about it, let it boil till it be very black and melted, then take a quarter of an ounce, or ſixpenny weight of Roch Allum, and a quarter of ounce of Brimſtone, break them, and put them in the Saltpeter by little at once as it boyleth, and let it burn till the flame goe out of it ſelf, then pour K3r 173 pour it into a braſſe Ladle, or into a Chafer, and ſo let it ſtand till it be cold, and when you uſe it, ſcrape it very fine with a knife, and put a little of it to the ſore eyes, hold down the eye-lid till the pain be gone, then let water drop out of the eye: This Medicine taketh away the Pearl, the Pin, the Web in the eye, and all ſores and bloudſhed, it allſo helpeth the tooth-ach, being put into the hollow tooth with a little lint, if the tooth be not hollow rub it outward; finally, it helpeth a ſtinking breath, being eaten in the morning faſting.

For a ſcald Head.

Take a handfull of Glovers ſhreds; and a handfull of Dock roots the pith taken out, and boyle them in ſtrong Ale untill they be reaſonable thick, and annoint the head therewith.

For a bloudy Flux.

Take Rubarb and toaſt it, then grind it to pouder, and take as much K3 as K3v 174 as will lye upon a ſixpence, and keep warm that day, the next day eat conſerve of Roſes mixed with Corrall, and drink that day if yee will poſſet Ale made of Cammomile.

For the Itch.

Take one pound of Butter unwaſhed, and unſalted, three good handfuls of red Sage, and as much Brimſtone beaten into pouder as a Walnut, boyle theſe well together, and ſtrain it, and put in half an ounce of Ginger beaten ſmall.

For ſore Eyes.

Take new Hens dung out of the neſt, and put it into an Oven almoſt cold, let it lye there all night, then take the white of it, and beat it being dryed, and take as much of the pouder of Ginger finely beaten, and put to that half the like quantity of Sugar-candy, all which muſt be beaten very well and ſearced, then put it into the ſore eyes every night, and in the morning waſh it out with the water.

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A Water for ſore Eyes.

Take a pint of fair running Water, of wild Daiſies, and three leaved Graſſe, of each a good handfull, waſh the Hearbs very clean in a Collender, and put them into a clean Skillet of Water, let them boil very well over the fire untill the Water look green, then take a little peice of Allum, and put into the Water, and when it is boiling, then taſte of the Water, and when it ſticks to the mouth, take as much Honey as will make it very ſweet, then after it hath boiled a little while take it off the fire, ſtrain it and drop a little every night into the eyes.

An approved Application againſt any Surfeit.

Take the bottome of a Muncorn loaf, cut it about an inch thick, and as broad as the palm of your hand, toaſt it very well, then take of Sallade oil and Claret Wine, of each a like quantity, as much as K4 will K4v 176 will wet the toaſt well and throughly, warm it hot, then put the toaſt into it, when the toaſt is well ſoaked, ſtrew the pouder of Cloves and Mace thereupon thick, then apply it to the ſtomack of the Patient as warm as he can endure it, it will purge upwards and downwards ſo often as you apply a freſh toaſt made as aforeſaid, this may be applied ſo often as any one findeth their ſtomack ill at eaſe, although then it will not purge, except in caſe of a Surfeit.

A Medicine againſt the Plague.

Take of the root called Setwel, the quantity of half a Walmut, and grate it, of Triacle green one good ſpoonful, of fair water three ſpoonfuls, make all theſe more than lukewarm, and ſo drink them off in Bed, and ſweat ſix or ſeven houres, and in your ſweat drink ſmall poſſet Ale made of ſmall drink as you need, but not till an hour and half after taking of the Potion, and it K5r 177 it will bring forth the Plague, for if you caſt the Medicine, you may take it the ſecond, third, or fourth, time by the whole, half, or leſſe meaſure, as your ſtomack will bear it: if any do take it, and thereupon happen preſently amendment, or a riſing, or ſore, you may think it to be the ſickneſſe, for the nature of the Medicine is to prevent the Plague, and in others to expell the ſore, if it be not taken too late, in which caſe the ſtomack will not brook it eaſily, nor after two or three times taking, if you miniſter it to any, let it be at their firſt ſickneſſe, leaſt if their diſeaſe be other they may receive harm thereby.

Jelly of Frogs.

Take the Jelly of Frogs in March, and ſtill it in a glaſſe Still, it is a good Medicine to ſtop bloud. and for the heat and redneſſe of the face, and good to eaſe green Wounds.

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For the Tooth-ach.

Take of Sparemints, and ground Ivy of each a handful, and a good ſpoonful of Bay Salt, ſtamp all theſe very well together, and boil them in a pint of the ſtrongeſt Vinegar that you can get, let theſe boil altogether untill they come to a quarter of a pint, then ſtrain it and put it into a glaſſe, and ſtop it very cloſe, when your teeth doth ake, take a ſpoonful of it bloud-warm, and hold it in your mouth on that ſide the pain is.

For to make teeth ſtand faſt.

Take roots of Vervin in old Wine, and waſh the teeth therewith.

For the perillous Cough.

Take white Horehound, ſtamp it, wring out the juice, and mingle it with flawed-reproduction1 wordy, and ſeeth it, and give it the ſick to drink, or elſe Sack, flawed-reproductionapproximately 1 word Garlick ſeed, and reſt it in flawed-reproductionapproximately 2 words and take away the peel flawed-reproductionapproximately 3 words the reſt with Honey, or K6r 179 or elſe take Sage, Rew, Cummin, and pouder of Pepper, and ſeeth all theſe together in Honey, and make thereof an Electuary, and take thereof a ſpoonful in the morning, and another at night.

For a man that hath no taſte in meat or drink.

Take a pottle of clear Water, and a good handfull of Dandilion, and put it in an earthen pot, and ſeeth it till it come to a quart, and then take out the hearbs and put in a good quantity of white Sugar, till you think it be ſomewhat pleaſant, and then put it into a veſſel wherein it may cool, and then take twenty or thirty Almonds, blanch them and beat them in a Morter, and when the Water is cold put it to the Almonds, and then ſtrain it through a clean Cipris bag without compulſion, and if it be thick, let it run through again, and ſo keep it in a veſſel, and drink of it often, at all times as you pleaſe.

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To preſerve a man from the Plague.

Take Aloe epaticum, and Aloe ſuccatrine, fine Cinnamon, and Myrrh, of each of them three drachms, Cloves, Mace, Lignum Aloe, Maſtick, Bole Armoniack, of each of them half a drachm, let all theſe things be well ſtamped in a clean Morter, then mingle them together, and after keep them in ſome cloſe veſſel, and take of it every morning two penny weight, in half a glaſſeful of white Wine, with a little water, and drink it in the morning at the dawning of the day, and ſo may you, by the grace of God, go ſafely into all infection of the air and Plague.

For a Tetter, or Ring-worm.

Take Mercury, a quarter of an ounce, Camphire one penny weight, make them into pouder, and rub them in a fair porrenger, then take and mix them with the water of the vine four or five ſpoonfuls, ſtir them well together, then put as much K7r 181 much more water to that, then ſtrain it through a cloth, and take Poppey ſeeds one quarter of an ounce, beat that in a ſtone Morter, with a ſpoonful of the water of the Vine, putting a little and a little till you have ſpent the quantity of a pint, then put to half an ounce of the Milk of a Coker-nut, ſo mix them well together with your firſt Receipt, and ſtrain them as you make Almond milk through a fair cloth, then keep it in a glaſſe for your uſe.

To keep ones body looſe whenſoever you need.

Take two ounces of Sirupe of Roſes, one ounce of Sene, one pennyworth of Anniſe ſeeds, one ſtick of Licorice, one pint of Poſturn water, ſeeth them altogether till it ſeeth to half a pint, then ſtrain them forth, then boil the two ounces of Sirupe of Roſes, and drink it warm.

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For a red Face.

Take Brimſtone that is whole, and Cinnamon, of either of them an even proportion by weight, beat them into ſmall pouder, ſearſe it through a fine cloth upon a ſheet of white paper, to the quantity of an ounce or more, and ſo by even proportions in weight mingle them together, in clean clarified Capons greaſe, and temper them well together, untill they be well mollified, and then put to a little Camphire to the quantity of a Bean, and ſo put the whole confection in a glaſſe.

For a young Child to make water.

Boil Organy in fair water, and lay it warm to the Childs Navel.

A Medicine for the falling of the Uvula into the Throat.

Take a red Colewort leaf, whereof cut away the middle rind, then put the leaf into a paper, and let it be burnt in hot embers or aſhes, then take the leaf out, and lay it hot K8r 183 hot on the top or crown of the bare head, and it will draw it up into his place, and rid you of your pain.

A Medicine for the heat of the ſoles of the feet, that cometh by Rheum or bloud.

Take a quantity of Sflawed-reproduction1 words of the garden, and boil them in ſtaid Urin, then let the Patient bath and ſet his feet therein, and uſing that often he ſhall be cured.

Gaſcons own Pouder.

Take of pouder of Pearl, of red Corral, of Crabs eyes, of Harts- horn, and white Amber, of each one ounce, beat them into fine pouder, and ſearce them, then take ſo much of the black toes of the Crabs clawes as of all the reſt of the pouders, for that is the chief worker, beat them and ſearce them finely as you do the reſt, then weight them ſeverally, and take as much of the toes as you doe of all the reſt of the five pouders, and mingle them well together, and make them up K8v 184 up into balls with jelly of Harts- horn, whereinto put or infuſe a ſmall quantity of Saffron, to give them colour then let them lie till they be dry and fully hard, and keep them for you uſe.

The Crabs are to be gotten in May or September, before they be boiled.

The doſe is ten or twelve grains in Dragon water, Carduus water, or ſome other cordiall water.

The Apothecaries in their compoſition of it, uſe to put in a drachm of good Oriental Bezar to the other pouders, as you may ſee in the preſcription following.

This is thought to be the true compoſition invented by Gaſconn, and that the Bezar, Musk, and Amber-griece, were added after by some for curioſity, and that the former will work without them as effectually as with them.

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The Apothecaries Gaſcon Pouder, with the uſe.

Take of Pearles, white Amber, Harts-horn, eyes of Crabs, and white Corral, of each half an ounce, of black thighes of Crabs calcined two ounces, to every ounce of this pouder put a drachm of Oriental Bezar; reduce them all into very fine pouder, and ſearce them, and with Harts-horn jelly with a little Saffron put therein, make it up into a paſte, and make therewith Lozanges or Trochiſes for your uſe.

You muſt get your Crabs for this pouder about May, or in September, before they ſhall be boiled; when you have made them, let them dry and grow hard in a dry air, neither by fire nor Sun.

Their doſe is ten or twelve grains, as before preſcribed in the former page.

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The Pouder preſcribed by the Doctors in their laſt London Diſpenſatory, 16501650. called the Pouder of Crabs clawes.

Take of prepared Pearles, eyes or ſtones of Crabs, or red Coral, of white Amber, of Harts- horn, of Oriental Bezar ſtone, of each half an ounce, of the pouder of the black tops of the clawes of Crabs to the weight of all the former; make them all into pouder, according to Art, and with jelly made with the skins or caſtings of our Vipers, make it up into ſmall Tablets, or Trochiſes, which you muſt warily drie as before preſcribed, and reſerve for your uſe.

The Counteſſe of Kents Pouder, good againſt all malignant and Peſtilent Diſeaſes, French Pox, Small Pox, Meaſels, Plague, Peſtilence, malignant or ſcarlet Fevers, good againſt Melancholy, dejection of Spirits, twenty or thirty grains thereof being exhibitedhibited K10r 187 hibited in a little warm Sack or Harts-horn jelly to a man, and half as much, or twelve grains to a Child.

Take of Magiſtery of Pearls, of Crabs eyes prepared, of white Amber prepared, Harts-horn, Magiſtery of white Corral, of Lapis contra Yarvam, of each a like quantity, to theſe pouders infuſed put of the black tips of the great clawes of Crabs, to the full weight of the reſt, beat theſe all into very fine pouder, and ſearce them through a fine Lawn Searce, to every ounce of this pouder add a drachm of true Oriental Bezar, make all theſe up into a lump, or maſſe with the jelly of Harts-horn, & colour it with ſaffron, putting thereto a ſcruple of Ambergriece, and a little Musk alſo finely poudered, and dry them (made up into ſmall Trochiſes) neither by fire nor Sun, but by a dry air: you may give to a man twenty K10v 188 twenty graines of it, and to a child twelve graines.

The Virtues of a Root called Contra yerva, being made into fine Pouder.

  • 1.

    It withſtands the Plague being taken in Triacle water.
  • 2.

    It is good in all Peſtilent diſeaſes, taken in poſſet drink with Saffron.
  • 3.

    It is good againſt a Fever, taken in Carduus water.
  • 4.

    It is a great Antidote againſt all poyſons, taken in Sallade oil.
  • 5.

    It doth cure the biting of a mad dog, drunk in Roſe vinegar, and then drink nothing elſe but ſpring water during the Cure.
  • 6.

    It cauſeth a ſpeedy delivery, given in Balm-water, Bittony-water, or in burnt Wine.
  • 7.

    It doth take away the afterthrowes, given in the ſame liquors,.
  • 8.

    It is a good Cordial in all fits of the Mother, given in Rue-water.
  • 9.

    It is very ſoveraigne in ſwouninging K11r 189 ing fits, given in Sack, or Borragewater.
  • 10.

    It is very powerful to withſtand all Melancholly, given in Sack.
  • 11.

    It doth help Convulſions in Children, given in Spring-water.
  • 12.

    It helpeth the Worms, given in Goates milk.
  • 13.

    It is good for a ſhort breath, given in Rue-water.
  • 14.

    It helpeth the Head pain, given in Rue-water, or Roſemary- water.
  • 15.

    It helpeth the yellow Jaundice, give in Celendine-water.
  • 16.

    It is very powerful in the Palſie, given in Sage-water.
  • 17.

    It is a good Antidote againſt the Gout, given in Sage-water.
  • 18.

    It withſtandeth the growing of the Stone in the Reines, given in Reniſh Wine.
  • 19.

    It cauſeth a good and quiet ſleep taken in white wine.
  • 20.

    It is a great preſerver of Health, K11v 190 Health, and meanes of long Life, taken ſometimes in Mede.
  • 21.

    It may be uſed as Triacle or Bezar, againſt Surfeits.
  • 22.

    It is a general upon all occaſions, and may be given at all times when you do not know what the diſeaſe is, in any of the aforeſaid liquors.

The doſe for a man or woman is from one ſcruple to two ſcruples, & a boy or girle, twelve or fourteen graines, in convenient liquors,.


The Epistle.


Being given to underſtand; that you flawed-reproduction3 words the Counteſſe of Kents Manuall; I thought good to communicate unto you, for the more accompliſhment of your ſecond Impreſſion, the vertues of ſome ſelect Cordiall Spirits, of very great uſe in weak and ſickly perſons, which were firſt compoſed by Sir Walter Raleigh, during his Impriſonment in the Tower, and diſperſed by him to divers worthy Perſonages, in their ſeverall occaſions and neceſſities, and were imparted to me by Captain Samuell King, who lived long time with him in the Tower, and in his expeditions, this King being my loving Friend, and Schoole-fellow, both in Canterbury and Weſtminſterſter K12v ſter Schooles. I have alſo inſerted hereunto certain Experiments of Gaſcons Pouder, or the Counteſſes, for their operations are much of the ſame nature, which have many times, with very happy ſucceſſe, been tryed upon ſeverall perſons, by my ſelf, and divers others by my directions, aſſuring my ſelf, it will be of very great uſe and benefit to ſuch perſons as ſhall have need of ſuch helpes and comforts, and ſo reſt,

Your Friend

W. J.

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The Vertues of Aqua Bezoar.

It is good againſt contagious diſeaſes, as Plague, Purples, ſpotted Fever, Small Pox, and Meaſels.

The order to take it, is with Carduus benedictus, or Angelica, in poſſet Ale, and to ſweat moderately upon the taking of it. It is good againſt Surfets, and eaſeth the ſtomack oppreſt with wind, crude flegm, and ſuperfluities, and helpeth digeſtion.

The doſe is from two to three ſpoonfuls at one time.

The Vertues of Spirit of Clary.

It is good to reſtore one in any weakneſſe, chiefly of the back; It preſerveth againſt the Conſumption and Ptiſick; It comforteth the heart, and increaſeth radicall moiſture; It alſo ſtrengtheneth Childbearing Women after their delivery.

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The doſe is one or two ſpoonfuls morning and evening.

The Vertues of Aqua Mariæ.

It is good for all infirmities of the Spleen, and to open the obſtructions thereof; It comforteth the vitall parts, and is good againſt all paſſions of the heart; It preſerveth the meat in the ſtomack from putrifaction, It helpeth digeſtion, and expelleth wind.

The doſe is one ſpoonfull at one time,.

The Vertues of Floures of Roſemary.

It is good againſt all infirmities of the ſtomack, and to ſuppreſſe all offenſive fumes riſing up from thence to the head, keeping them down; and helpeth memory; It openeth all ſtoppings of the Liver and Milt; It preventeth Vertigo, Scotomia, Palſies, Apoplexies, and diſeaſes of that kind ariſing from cold humours; It breaketh wind, and eaſeth the Collick.

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The doſe is one ſpoonfull at one time.

The Vertues of Spirit of Mints.

It is good for the ſtomack, and ſtrengthneth the retentive faculty, good againſt vomiting, and all paſſions of the heart; It comforteth the vitall ſpirits, and is good againſt the Conſumption; It expelleth wind, and helpeth digeſtion, and is an infallible help for melancholy.

The doſe is from one to two ſpoonfuls.

The Vertues of Aqua Theriacalis.

It is good againſt all diſeaſes of the Spleen whatſoever; It preventeth and helpeth contagious, and ſuddain oppreſſions, and qualmes of the heart.

The doſe is one ſpoonfull to prevent, and three to the infected, who ought to ſweat after taking it.

The Vertues of Spirit of Saffron.

It is good to comfort the vitall Spirits, paſſions, trembling, and L2 pen- L2v 194 penſiveneſſe of the heart, and helpeth all malignity oppreſſing it, and expelleth wind; It suppreſſeth fumes which ariſe from the Spleen and goe up to the head, and openeth the obſtructions of it; It is excellent againſt all melancholy; and very good for women in travail, for it comforteth, and haſteneth delivery.

The doſe is morning and evening one ſpoonfull, for three dayes together.

Virtue of Spirit of Roſes.

It is good to open the obſtruction of the Lungs, and preventeth Conſumptions, and other infirmities of that nature; It preſerveth from putrifaction, and keepeth the breath from being corrupted.

The doſe is a ſpoonfull at noon, at four in the afternoon, and as much at bed time.

The Vertues of Spirit of Diaſatyrion.

This Spirit made of Diaſatyrion magis L3r 195 magis gratum, preſcribed in the laſt London Diſpenſatory, comforteth, and much reſtoreth decayed nature, ſtrengthneth the weak back, increaſeth ſeed, and advanceth generation, being taken thrice a day a ſpoonfull at a time, that is, in the morning faſting, at four in the afternoon, and laſt at bedward; with this caution that the weak parties abſtain from venereall acts till after their firſt ſleep.

The doſe is one ſpoonfull at one time.

The Vertue of Spirit of Strawberries.

It is excellent good to purifie and cleanſe the bloud; It preſerveth from, and alſo cureth the yellow Jaundies, and deoppillateth the obſtructions of the Spleen; It keepeth the body in a ſweet temperateneſſe, and refreſheth the Spirits.

The doſe is a ſpoonfull at a time, when need requireth any of thoſe L3v 196 thoſe helpes for the aforeſaid diſeaſes.

Spirit of Confection of Alkermes Vertues.

It is an excellent comforter of the Spirits vitall, naturall, and animall, in weak and delicate perſons, and againſt all trembling, penſiveneſſe, and ſuddain qualmes of the heart,.

The doſe is one ſpoonfull at one time.

The Vertues of Spirit of Comfrey.

It hath all the vertues which Spirit of Clary hath, onely it is of greater efficacy in inward hurts, bruiſes and ruptures.

The doſe is a ſpoonfull at one time.

Extract of Ambergriece.

Take a drachm of Ambergriece, grind it very ſmall on a Painters ſtone, then put it into a boll head; then take of the beſt Spirit of Wine, either Canary or Maliflawed-reproduction1 lettero Sack, half a pound, Spirit of Clary two ounces; L4r 197 ounces; mingle them well together, and pour of the Menſtrua one pint to this proportion of Amber, ſet them to difeſt in a gentle Balneo about eight houres, ſhaking it together three or four times, then take it out, and being cold, pour it forth, and put almoſt as much more of the mixed Spirits digeſted as before in a gentle heat by Balneo; then put it forth to the firſt extracted; and adde half as much more Spirits the third time, and digeſt it again; and then have you extracted all the ſpeciall part of the Amber, and leave nothing but a black dead earth of no valew,.

Then take a pint of the Spirit of what Hearb you will uſe, and diſſolve therein one pound of pure white Sugar-candy, or at the leaſt twelve ounces, very finely poudered and ſearced through a fine Searcer, for the ſpeedier reſolution thereof, it is beſt to diſſolve it in cold; this reſolution muſt be twice filtered L4 thorough L4v 198 thorough a thin cap paper, to make it very perfect clear: Then take three parts of this dulcified Spirit, to one of your Extract of Amber drawn with Spirit of Wine, then ſhake them well together, and let them ſtand in a ſquare glaſſe very cloſe ſtopped, untill it ſhall be perfectly clear; one drachm of this Extraction of Amber will ſerve to dulcifie and make fit two quarts of Spirit of Mints, or Clary, or the like, and give it a moſt excellent taſte, and efficacious vertues.

Severall Experiments made of the Counteſſe of Kents, or of Gaſcons Pouder, by a Profeſſor of Phyſick.

  • 1.

    A Childe aged about five yeares, troubled much with flegm, and drawing on (as the Parents conceived) to his end, with ten graines of this Pouder exhibited in a ſpecificall vehicle, to the proportion of one ſpoonfull, about ſeven of L5r 199 of the clock at night, with the like doſe exhibited the next morning, was within three dayes ſpace perfectly recovered, and went abroad.
  • 2.

    A Childe aged about fourteen yeares, being ſuddenly ſurpriſed with dangerous Fits and trembling of the heart, with twelve graines of this Pouder exhibited in a ſpoonfull of Aqua Theriacalis, was that very day recovered.
  • 3.

    A Stationers Childe aged about five yeares, being ſuddainly taken ſo ill, that the Parents feared the life of the Child, with ten grains of this Pouder exhibited in a ſpoon full of a Cordiall Spirit, being laid down, and well covered (we ſuſpecting it would prove to be the Small Pox) became within two or three houres ſomewhat chearfull, and with this Medicine continued once a day, the Pox broke forth, and the Childe mended.
  • 4.

    A Boy aged about ſixteen, being taken with ſuddain qualmes L5 about L5v 200 about his ſtomack and heart, with ten graines of this Pouder exhibited in a ſpoonfull of Doctor Mountfords water upon his Fit, and the like quantity exhibited again when he went to bed, was the next day recovered.
  • 5.

    A Childe about three yeares old, being troubled with grievous torments, and gripings in his belly with wind, with nine graines of this Pouder exhibited with two drops of ſpecificall Oyle againſt the Collick, in a ſpoonfull of Stomack Water, was eaſed in few houres.
  • 6.

    A Childe about ſeven yeares old, being troubled with Convulſion Fits, with ten graines of this Pouder, mixed with Spirit of Caſtor, and one drop of Oyle of Amber, in a few ſpoonfuls of black Cherry water, annointing the two neck veines near the eares, with a few drops of Oyle of Amber and Cloves, was ſuddainly recovered L6r 201 recovered of his Fitt.
  • 7.

    A Gentlewoman near forty yeares old, being oppreſſed with crude and flatuous humours, ſo that her friend thought her departing, was with twelve graines of this Pouder, and two drops of a Cordiall Oyle, exhibited in a ſpoonfull of Cordiall Water, being had to bed, within three dayes recovered and followed her domeſtick buſineſſe.
  • 8.

    A Youth about twenty years old, much oppreſſed with wind and crudities of ſtomack, with twelve graines of this Pouder exhibited in two drops of a ſpecificall Collick Oyle, as in the fifth Experiment, with a Cordiall Water was ſpeedily recovered.
  • 9.

    A young Maid about eighteen yeares old troubled with Fits of the Mother, and Convulſive Fits, with twelve graines of this Pouder given her in a few ſpoonfuls of Piony water, gathered and diſtilled L6v 202 diſtilled in due ſeaſon, with a drop of Oyle of Cinnamon, and two of Amber mingled together, being held upright before a warm fire, within four houres recovered out of her Fit, and went up to her Chamber (though her teeth were ſet in her head, and ſmall appearance of life) but that onely her feet were warm was diſcovered in her.
  • 10.

    A Gentlewoman aged about fifty, being very much troubled with flatuous and crude humours oppreſſing the ſtomack, with ſixteen graines of Gaſcon Pouder, and with three drops of Oyle of Oranges, duly prepared, exhibited in an ounce of Aqua Theriacalis, being well ſhaken and mingled together, being exhibited at two ſeverall times, that is, at night when ſhe went to bed, diſpoſing for reſt, and betimes the next morning, found much eaſe and comfort, and gained ſome quiet reſt that night, L7r 203 night, and ſhortly recovered.
  • 11.

    A young woman aged about four and twenty, not without ſome ſuſpition of the Plague, having a tumor long while ariſing on her groin, with three ſeverall doſes of Gaſcons Pouder, exhibited at three evenings when she diſpoſed for reſt; by twelve graines for every doſe in a ſpoonfull of Triacle water, drinking every morning a ſpoonfull of Spirit of Saffron for thoſe three dayes together, was perfectly recovered, and followed her domeſtick buſines.

Theſe and many other Experiments have I with good ſucceſſe tryed, and with Gods bleſſing recovered divers ſeverall Patients.

This Pouder is good againſt Small Pox, Meaſels, ſpotted, or purple Fever, exhibited in ſpecificall Waters, fit for their ſeverall diſeaſes; It is good in ſwounings and paſſions of the heart, ariſing from malignant vapours, or L7v 204 or old cauſes, as alſo in the Plague or peſtilent Fevers, always obſerving to keep the perſons upright, warm, and well covered after their taking it.

The doſe of this Pouder in Children, is from eight to twelve graines; in Perſons more aged from twelve to fourteen graines, but exhibite the doſe twice or thrice if need require: In the Plague you may uſe a greater quantity, with ſuch Medicines as are preſcribed in the Child bearers Cabinet, and it will not be anuffe to mingle it with ſome Aqua Theriacalis.

The Compoſition of the Oyle called Oleum Magiſtrale, ſaid to be invented by one name Aparitius, a Spaniard, being ſpeciall good to cleanſe and conſolidate wounds, eſpecially wounds to the head.

Take a quart of the beſt white Wine you can get, of pure old Oyle of L8r 205 of Olives three pound, then put thereto theſe floures and hearbs following, of the floures and leaves of Hypericon half a pound, of Carduus benedictus, of Valerian, of the leaſt Sage, of each a quarter of a pound; if it be poſſible take the leaves and floures of every one of theſe, then let them all ſteep twenty four hours in the aforeſaid Wine and Oyle; the next day boyle them in a pot well annealed, or in a copper veſſell over a ſoft fire, untill ſuch time as the Wine be all conſumed, ſtirring it alwayes with a ſpattle; after you have thus done, take it from the fire, and ſtrain it, and put to the ſtraining a pound and a half of good Ve nice Turpentine, then boyle it again upon a ſoft fire the ſpace of a quarter of an hour, then put thereunto of Olibanum five ounces, of Mirrh three ounces, of Sanguis draconis one ounce, and ſo let it boyle till the Incenſe and Mirrh be melted, then take it off, and let it ſtand untill it be L8v 206 be cold, then put it into a glaſſe- bottle, and ſet it eight or ten dayes in the Sun, and keep it for your uſe.

This Oyle, the older it is, the better it is, it muſt be applyed to the Patient wounded as hot as may be endured, firſt waſhing the wound with white Wine, boyled with a handfull of Incenſe to comfort, and wiping it clean with a linnen cloth before you dreſſe it, which muſt be, if it come to any bruiſings or bitings twice a day, that is, about eight of the clock in the morning in winter, and at ſummer about nine in the morning, and about four in the afternoon, but if they be green wounds you ſhall not need to change it again untill the next day, neither need the Patient obſerve any preciſe diet.