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together on a slow fire, and strained through a coarse cloth. It should be kept in a well covered leaden vessel.
FOR ALL KINDS OF ACHES.
§ 9. Take linseed, boil in milk, and apply to the painful part.
TO HEAL A WOUND.
10. Take yellow wax, melt on a slow fire, and take bruised cummin seed, mix with the molten wax, then stir these ingredients with a stirrer until cold. Apply this as a plaster to the wound.
§ 11. Take bruised linseed, the white of an egg, a small portion of sheep's cream, and a little honey, make them into a plaster and apply to the wound.
FOR A BURN OR A SCALD.
§ 12. Roast a dozen eggs stone hard, then take out the yolk and put in a frying pan, fry them till they become an ointment, and strain; anoint the injured part with the same, then take a bladder, spread mucilage of lime twigs thereon, and apply to the injured part.
§ 13. Take smoke dried goat's flesh, desiccate completely, and reduce to as fine a powder as you can; lay some thereof on live coals in a fire-proof utensil, and put the same in a commode and sit thereon.
AN OINTMENT TO PROMOTE THE REMOVAL OF A SLOUGH FROM AN ULCER.
§ 14. Take a spoonful of good vinegar, a spoonful of honey, a little verdigris, and the same quantity of aloes,* boil together and keep ready at hand for use.
A LOTION TO WASH AN INFLAMED PART.
§ 15. Take the greater plantain, honey suckle,+ and white roses, distil together, and in the product put some camphor, and let it remain in this water constantly.
* Elyf pro Elyw or aloes. It cleanseth wounds and suddenly healeth them. Lond. Disp. 1679.
+ Gwinwydd pro Gwyddwydd. It is a corruption used in many parts of Wales.
FOR AN INFANTILE AGUE OR INTERMITTENT FEVER.
$ 16. Boil the leaves of the common cinquefoil in milk, using as much of the herb as will be expedient. Let this be the child's only drink till he is well. This is also generally the most successful remedy for those of mature years.
§ 17. Let some crab apples be roasted, and take some of the pulp, and half as much honey; let this be the child's only sustenance for a day and a night.
FOR A MALIGNANT INTERMITTENT PROCEEDING FROM THE HEART.
§ 18. Take some white wine whey and reject the curds, then take some horse dung warm as it comes from the beast, and mix well with the posset, then strain and boil a small portion of the blessed thistle therein, or if more convenient add thereto a spoonful of the distilled water of the same; let the patient drink as much as he can of this for nine mornings fasting.
FOR AN OPACITY OF THE CORNEA.
$ 19. Take the juice of parsley, and half as much of honey, and drop into the eye with a feather, keep the eye closed afterwards as long as a hundred is counted, and let this treatment be perseveringly followed.
§ 20. Take the juice of celandine, drop into the eye, and close as long as a hundred is counted; let this treatment be perseveringly continued.
TO CURE A PAIN IN THE CHEST.
§ 21. Take wall pepper* in small fragments, the dregs of small beer, wheat bran, and mutton suet; pound well in a mortar, then boil together on a slow fire and apply to the chest.
TO OVERCOME HABITUAL CONSTIPATION.
§ 22. Take a new layed egg and remove the white, fill up the egg with fresh unsalted butter, then warm and eat it; do
* Clarllysg pro Clauarlys.
this frequently if you are naturally disposed to constipation.
TO PRODUCE A DIURETIC EFFECT.
§ 23. Take some haws, put them in a vessel of red earthenware, mix therewith a good quantity of honey, then put in an oven with bread; of this take four spoonfuls three times a day.
§ 24. Separate the stones of haws from the pulp, and dry well, then reduce to a fine powder and keep in a dry place; then, when you need it, take a spoonful of this powder and a spoonful of honey, and make a confection thereof; this should be taken at night by going to bed, and again in the morning fasting, food being refrained from for three hours subsequently. If needful, let this be repeated, and you will have a thousand chances of being cured.
FOR WORMS IN CHILDREN.
$ 25. Take as much as will stand on three golden crowns of wheaten flower bolted through a fine silken sieve, put it in a glass vial, and pour thereon as much spring water as will suffice to bring it to the consistency of milk, and no more; then let it be given the child to drink, and dead worms will be seen in his evacuations. This is a very excellent recipe.
§ 26. Take the child's hair, cut it as small as you can, and mix as much as will stand on a golden crown with the pulp of a roasted apple, or with honey, and this will kill the
FOR A MALIGNANT SCALD OR RINGWORM.
§ 27. Take some snails and prick them all over with a needle till a kind of water exudes from them, and with this water wash the scald or ringworm, then bind some honeysuckle leaves on the part; let this be done night and morning, and in a short time you will be cured.
FOR A HEMOPTYSIS, THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE RUPTURE OF A BLOOD VESSEL IN THE LUNGS.
28. Take the dung of mice and dry in the sun, or at a distance before the fire, then powder; let as much as will stand on a groat be put in half a wineglass of the juice of the plantain mixed with some burnt honey, and let the patient drink thereof night and morning, continuing this treatment till he is cured.
TO CURE A FETID BREATH.
29. Take rosemary leaves and flowers if to be had, and boil in white wine with a little myrrh and pellitory of the wall,* and you shall witness a wonderful result if you gargle your mouth therewith frequently.
FOR A VESICAL CALCULUS.
§ 30. Take the powder of golden rod, called in Latin Virga aurea, and mix a spoonful thereof with a newly laid egg gently roasted, and give it the patient for breakfast, he not being permitted to take any food for four hours afterwards, and he will pass urine in less than half an hour afterwards. Let him continue to do this for ten or twelve days and he will get rid of the stone without pain. This is also very useful in flatulent dyspepsia.
FOR AN EPIPHORA.
§ 31. Take red cabbage leaf, and spread some white of egg thereon, then cover your eyes therewith in going to bed.
FOR THE BITE OF A MAD DOG.
§ 32. Take as much as can be contained in half a wallnut of the powder of the spear thistle, dried in the shade, mix with a wine glassful of the best white wine, and drink it three times daily for three days, and by the help of God you will be cured.
FOR INFLAMED EYES.
§ 33. Take juice of ground ivy, and woman's milk, equal parts of each. Strain through fine linen, and put a drop in the painful eye, and in both eyes, if needful.
* Canel pro Canhauawl.
34. Take distilled fennel water, and a portion of new honey, then mix together. Put a drop or two in the eye. It is proven.
§ 35. Take the leaves of the red fruited bramble,* and the leaves of the common plantain, boil in spring water till it is reduced to the half, and apply to the diseased eye.
ACOLLYRIUM FOR AN ACUTE OPHTHALMIA.
$ 36. Take a handful of red sage, and boil in as much smith's water as will cover itt till it evaporates to a half, then filter well. Put a pennyworth of aloes, and as much white copperas in the liquor when removed from the fire, then wash thine eyes therewith.
FOR A PTERYGIUM OR WET IN THE EYE.
§ 37. Take the white of an egg warm from the nest, rejecting the yolk, add thereto the size of a small nut of aloes in powder, and a little burnt honey, incorporate well together and add as much water as will enable you to filter the mixture through a fine cloth. Put a drop or two in each eye (or rather in the one requiring it) three times a day.
FOR AN ACUTE PAIN IN THE LEG.
§ 38. Take a quantity of leavened dough in a very advanced state of accidity, the same weight of mutton suet,§ and of black soap, incorporate them together and spread on linen cloth; then apply to the inflamed leg, changing twice a day, and by the help of God it will be cured after three or four dressings.
TO STRENGTHEN THE SIGHT.
§ 39. Take eyebright and red fennel, a handful of each, and half a handful of rue, distil, and wash your eye daily therewith.
* Drysi pro Dyrysi, i.e. Rubus Suberectus.
Gwer mân pro manllwyn, i. e. the "small ones of the wood,"-a very primitive term for sheep.