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OBSTINATE CONSTIPATION.-TO OVERCOME.
§ 103. If the bowels become so constipated that they cannot be moved, take duckweed, boiling it briskly in a pot, then cast it into a pan, and fry with a quantity of blood and butter, eating it hot.
$104. For the palsy. Take the field southernwood, pound it in a mortar, and strain the juice to about a small cupful, and give it the patient to drink, on the dawn of God's day of Christmas.
BLEEDING OF THE NOSE.-REMEDY.
S § 105. For bleeding of the nose. Take as much as you can hold between your three fingers of the betony, being briskly powdered with salt, and put it in your nostrils, which will stop it quickly.
ADHESION OF THE LIVER.-TREATMENT.
§ 106. If a man's liver should adhere to his ribs, take in the morning at sun rise, (chanting thy pater noster,) some river star tip. Digest it in new ale, and give it the patient to drink (whilst in a bath,) for nine days.
COUGH.-REMEDY. ANOTHER METHOD.
§ 107. For a cough. Bruise hemp agrimony, in a mortar, and mix the juice with boiling milk, strain and use.
Another method. Boil a potful of water until it is wasted to the half. Then mix rye meal therewith, and add butter, eating it hot.
WORMS.-TO DESTROY. ANOTHER METHOD.
108. To destroy worms in the stomach or bowels. Take the juice of turnips, foment therewith, and they will come
Another method is to take a handful of the bark of the peach tree, growing in dry ground, drinking it fasting with goat's milk, and they will all come out.
§ 109. To overcome constipation. Take salt and second milk, equal parts of each, put on the fire in an evaporating dish, leaving it there until it is reduced into a soft waxlike mass. Then make cakes (suppositories) of the same, and pass them into the patient's rectum.
BITE OF A SNAKE.-ANTIDOTES FOR. ANOTHER WAY.
§ 110. For the bite of a snake. greater plantain, with oil and salt.
Drink the juice of the The juice of the mugwort also, when bruised and strained will neutralize poison. Another way is to take the brains of a red cock and rue; mix with sweet milk, curdled milk or wine, and drink. Take also of the flesh of the breast whilst warm, (the cock being alive,) and apply to the wound. It will extract the
WORMS.-A CATAPLASM.-A REMEDY. ANOTHER.
§ 111. For worms. Take the milk of a cow, that has a bull calf sucking her, with barley meal and honey. Boil it in a pan after the manner of porridge, and apply hot to the stomach.
Another method is to make bread of barley and the kernels of nuts, (shelled,) eating it.
Another plan is to bruise fresh rue and mugwort in a mortar, and drink the juice thereof.
DIFFICULT PARTURITION.-TO HELP.
§ 112. If a woman be unable to give birth to her child, let the mugwort be bound to her left thigh. Let it be instantly removed when she has been delivered, lest there should be hemorrhage.
SWELLING AND PAIN OF LEGS.-AN APPLICATION FOR.
§ 113. For swelling and pain in the thighs. Bruise rue, honey, and salt, apply thereto, and it will disperse the swelling.
PAIN IN THE KIDNEYS.-A REMEDY.
$114. For pain in the kidneys. Take the centaury, infused in cold water, and give it to the patient to drink.
EXTREME THIRST.-TO HELP.
§ 115. For extreme thirst. Drink the centaury infused in hot water. This will quench thirst, and clear the breast and stomach.
SMALL POX.-AN APPLICATION.
§ 116. For the small pox.
Take the ashes of heath,
balm or smallage, and the ashes of hartshorn, with honey, and anoint therewith.
A SURFEIT.-TO RELIEVE.
§ 117. For a surfeit. Take turnip, boil in goat's milk, and let the patient drink thereof, and he will be relieved.
A BURN OR SCALD.-A FOMENTATION FOR.
§ 118. For a burn or scald. Put the leaves of the lily, in boiling milk, and apply to the part till it is well.
RETENTION OF URINE.-A STRANGE REMEDY,
§ 119. For retention of urine. and mix the same with wine. an hour and then drink it.
Take the brains of a hare, Let the patient smell it for
BITE OF A VIPER.-REMEDY.
§ 120. For the bite of an adder. Mix the juice of the fennel, of radish, rue or wormwood, with oil, let the patient drink the same, or eat it.
VOMITING OF BLOOD.-REMEDIES.
§ 121. For vomiting of blood. Boil the milfoil with wine or milk, and drink, as this will stop it. Or boil the betonica in goat's milk, or wine, and this will restrain it.
§ 122. For constipation. Boil roots of the small thistles, growing in woods, and give the water to the patient to drink
§ 123. Whosoever is over fat, let him drink of the juice of the fennel, and it will reduce him.
IRRITABILITY OF MIND.-TO CALM.
§ 124. If a man be irritable of mind, let him drink of the juice of the apinm, (celery) frequently, as it will relieve him of his irritability, and produce joy.
REPTILES IN THE STOMACH.-TO EXPEL THEM.
§ 125. If a snake should enter a person's mouth, or there should be any other living reptiles in him, let him take wild camomile, (in powder,) in wine, till it is thickned, and drink the same, as it will relieve him of them.
WORMS IN MAN OR BEAST.-TO KILL. ANOTHER PLAN.
126. If worms be generated in man or beast, apply to (his stomach,) the roots of the taragon, and the worm will die forthwith.
Another way is to mix the leaves of the dittany with strong wine, and let the patient drink it fasting.
INTESTINAL WORMS.-REMEDY. ANOTHER.
§ 127. For intestinal worms. Let the patient drink a cupful of the juice of the plantain, and apply the same herb to the navel.
Another way is to take milfoil in wine, once whilst fasting, and they will be expelled that day.
AGUE.-A REMEDY WITH A PATER NOSTER. ANOTHER
§ 128. For the ague. Drink the juice of rue in wine, swallow three grains of coriander, drink celery (apium) in water, (sweetened,) and collect plantain whilst saying your pater noster, and drink it infused in wine and pepper.
Take the juice of the mugwort bruised, the juice of the wormwood, and tepid oil. Then anoint your whole body on one side three days successively, and it will cure the ague for you cheaply.
AN OBSTINATE AGUE.-TREATMENT.
§ 129. But if a man has indeed an obstinate ague, cause him to go into a bath, and let him avoid touching the water with his arms. Let him also take ground ivy, boiling it briskly, and apply hot to his head. He must also be bled in his arm, and he will be cured by the help of God.
VOMITING AND SIGHING.-A REMEDY.
130. For vomiting and sighing. Mix a handful and a half of betony in warm water, and drink it.
To cure vomiting, take betonica, and boil in honey, pounding in a mortar, and form into four balls, and administer to him one daily as a drink, in a warm potion.
§ 131. If a man has taken poison let him take of the juice of the dittany, and wine.