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$ 26. Comfrey root, dock root, valerian root, butter, old lard, and sulphur, pounded well together, and expressed through a cloth, are useful for an impostume.
MILK. YOUNG PORK, AND MUTTON.
$ 27. From the time of calving up to fifteen days, cow's milk will be heating, and from thence until she is in calf, as long as she remains in profit, the milk will be heating. The flesh of a sow, under a year, and sheep flesh are watery, and for the man whose flesh is flabby in consequence of disease, such meat is not proper.
WHOLESOME MEATS.-VENISON AND PORK, PARTRDIGE AND
§ 28. The most wholesome wild beast's flesh is venison.1 The most wholesome domestic animal's flesh is pork.2 The most wholesome wild fowl's flesh is partridge. The most wholesome domestic bird's flesh is that of the hen. The most wholesome sea fish is the flatfish.3 The most wholesome fresh water fish is the bass and the trout.*
ECZEMA OR HUMID TETTER.
§ 29. For a humid tetter: honey of ivy, fox marrow, and white rosin.
$ 30. For the toothache. Take the inner bark of the ivy, and the leaves of the honeysuckle, bruising them well together in a mortar, expressing them through a linen cloth into both nostrils, the patient lying on his back, and it will relieve him.
1 "The best hunted flesh is venison." Prov.
3 The best sea fish are the flounders." Prov.
DEAFNESS. DROPS. CAUTERY,
§ 31. For deafness. Take a ram's urine, and eel's bile, and the juice of ash, expressing the same into the ear, and about the tooth. The actual cautery should also be applied behind the ear and angle of the jaw, a nut being inserted therein. This This is a good plan.
A VIPER'S BITE. STRANGE PROPOSAL FOR EXTRACTING THE VENOM BY MEANS OF FOWLS.
§ 32. For the bite of a viper. If the patient be a male, let a living cock be procured, and let the anal extremity be applied to the wound, and so held. This is a good plan. If the patient be a woman, let a living hen be procured and applied in the same way. This will extract the venom.
CRUSTED SCALL, OR IMPETIGO CAPITIS.
§ 33. For a crusted scall. Take goat's dung, barley meal and red wine, boil together into a poultice, and apply to the part. This is the remedy, when the sore is not opened (by the forcible removal of the crust.)
HEADACHE, AND PAIN OF JOINTS.
TREATMENT BY COUNTER
Take cakes of Then take wood
§ 34. For headache or pain in the joints. pounded wheat, and grind into fine meal. sorrel, dandelion, betony, and red wine, bruising them together in a mortar well, then mixing them throughly together on the fire, adding ox tallow and salt thereto freely. Let this plaster, spread on thick cloth, be then applied to the shaven scalp. This will induce the breaking forth of boils, thereby extracting the venom, and relieving the patient.
BITE OF A SPIDER. REMEDY.
§ 35. The bite of the spider, will not be found venomous, save from the feast of the nativity of the Virgin Mary, to that of her purification, and then by applying the yellow bed straw thereto bruised, the venom will be extracted therefrom.
WORMS. TREATMENT. FASTING.
§ 36. For worms. Take elder bark, wallnut bark, white thorn bark, bitter sweet, and boil them together in water. Let a cupful be drank thereof daily fasting, and let the patient abstain from food till it is almost evening. This should be repeated nine times.
A PUNCTURED WOUND.
§ 37. For a punctured wound. Take the dung1 of a bull, apply thereto, and it will be healed.
CARBUNCLE. SEVERAL PLANS OF TREATMENT,
38. For a carbuncle. Take St. John's wort, and apply it thereto, when first observed. Another plan is to take the flower of the knap weed or the leaves, pounding with the yolk of an egg and fine salt, then applying thereto, and this will disperse it. Another is to take the self heal, bruising it with rancid lard, and applying it thereto. Another is to take the roots of the purple dead nettle, the roots of the mugwort, and the speedwell, boiling well together in goat's milk whey, adding butter to the scum thereof, and drinking it day and night.
TREATMENT WHEN A SLOUGH IS REMOVED AFTER CARBUNCLE AND CAUTERY.
§ 39. The treatment of a carbuncle, when the slough has been removed, or a burn (cauterization) in like circumstance.
1" Warm dung" in the Book of Harri Sion of Pontypool.
Take the wild chamomile, bake it well and powder, anointing the wound regularly, and sprinkling the powdered herbs upon it. This will produce a good and fair cicatrix. We judge that every kind of wound is benefited by milk whey.
§ 40. To restrain an active hemorrhage. Take meadowsweet, digest in cold water, and drink thereof, and this will stop it by the help of God.
§ 41. For hoarseness. Take the water avens, and St. John's wort, boil in pure milk, mixing butter therewith when boiling. Boil a portion thereof briskly every morning and drink.
TOOTHACHE. SEVERAL REMEDIES.
§ 42. For the toothache. Take betony and lay it under the head, in an unbleached linen cloth, and it will cure it. Another method is to take self heal, put it in a dock leaf under the tooth, or on a hot stone, and place it hot in a cloth under the painful tooth. Another is to take the round birthwort, bruise it well, and apply it to the patient's tooth for a night. Another is to take the thorn apple and apply it well.
IMFLAMMATION OF THE MAMMA.
§ 43. For inflammation of the mamma. Take the round birthwort and lard, apply them thereto, and they will cure it.
§ 44. For intestinal worms. Take wine and natron, mix together and drink every morning fasting.
BITE OF A VIPER.-REMEDY. OPPROBRIUM MEDICI.
§ 45. For the bite of a viper. Take the round birthwort, knapweed, and field scabious; mix with water and drink.
The Physician's three master difficulties are, a wounded lung, a wounded mammary gland, and a wounded knee joint.1
$ 46. For the ring worm, (favus.)
Take white rosin,
warm it, and when soft apply it to the part. This will cure
SEVEN THINGS INJURIOUS TO THE EYES.
$47. There are seven things hostile to the eye: weeping, watching, feasting, drunkenness, impurity, a dry film, and smoke.
THREE BONES WHICH WILL NOT UNITE WHEN FRACTURED.
§ 48. There are three bones in a man's body, which when fractured, will never unite again, and neither of them exists when a man is born, vix, a tooth, the knee pan, and the fontenelle (or os frontis.)
TO INDUCE SLEEP.
§ 49. Poppy heads bruised in wine, will induce a man to sleep soundly.2
$ 50. For impotency. Take some birch, digest in water, and drink.
INTERMITTENT FEVER. TREATMENT.
$51. For intermittent fever. Take the mugwort, the purple dead nettle, and the round birthwort, as much as you
1"The three imminent dangers to a man are ;-a stroke on the head, unto the brain; a stroke in the body, unto the bowels; and the breaking of one of the four limbs of the body."-Welsh Laws, Venedotian Code.
2 This is practically identical with Sydenham's “Liquid Laudanum," so that our Meddygon may be said to bave anticipated the discovery of that preparation.