Wellcome Collection: Ayscough, Lady (MS1026)

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122 For any sore Take Clownes wort picke a good Quantity of the cleanest & greenest of the Leaues shred them & stamp them, then takes Hogs greace & weigh of each a sufficient Quantity, & dissolve them first & then put in the herbs, & lett itt boyle untill itt leaue bubling for by this you shall know when itt is boyled enough, then straine itt & reserve itt for your use. The Emplayster Take a pinte & half of oyle Oliue sett it on the fire & dissolve therein a Quarter of a pound of Bees wax & lett it boyle a little then put in half a pound of red lead, & six ounces of white lead both well beaten to fine powder & after that they haue boyled soe that they bee incorporate with the rest then putt in att the end of all 3 ounces of the best ffrankincense beaten likewise to fine powder and lett itt boyle untill itt be incorporate with rest after that lett coole & make it up as dough is with water & reserue itt for your use 123 For a Looseness Take of plamtaine Water of red rose water alike quantity, and of as much mint water as of them both & soo put them together & drink the same warme & often, and it will undoubtedly help them, for it hath been often proued and hath helped such as haue been subjectt to a looseness a long time Another Take the bark of an Oaktree & put away all the one side & boyle as much of the inside of the said bark as you may hold in your hand or less in a Quart of milk and lett it boyle together till it come to halfe a pint, or thereabout and then let the party drink the same; To bring forth the Poxe Take Marigold flowers & harts horne boyle them in posset Ale & soe giue it to drink 60

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To bring or prevent the poxe from pilling

Take red rose water plantaine water of each a like quantity and a little salt boyle them together, and when the poxe be full blowne out, that you may safely wett them without danger, heat a little of the water & lay a little at a time on every poxe but let the water be warm

To preserve the eyes in the poxe

Take red rose water & plantaine water & mingle them together & wash the eyes with itt the water being warm

For the throate in the poxe

Take red sugar candy & disolue it in red rose water a good while the longer the better, hold the sugar candy in your mouth but but take none of the water & alwayes haue some in the water that you may never be wth out it in the mouth & make a stay of saffron for the throate

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For the spotts that remaine after the poxe

Take elmyle one ounce, beat it to powdre and grind itt upon a stone to fine flower mingle itt with oyntment of roses that is fresh and good and use itt. Take a little of itt lay it upon a white linnon cloth & smooth them over with itt

For the Meorim or giddiness of the Head

Take [Retty ] sweet majoram rosemary of each one handfull dry them to powder putt to it white frankincense mastick cloves nugmeggs cinamon of each half a spoonfull cast the powder upon the skarlett flocks carded quilt them m taffaty sarc nett make a capp & weare itt

for a giddiness or swiming of the head

Take cummin seed one dram bay berries husked & juniper berries of each of them 4 drams make them into powder & of the powder make the bagge

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For the Weakness of the memory

Take Conserve of Rosemary conserve of Roses of each an ounce, then take the weight of a groat of the flowers of Rosemary dried & a little syrup of roses & mingle them all well together & take as much thereof morneing and night as 2 good {hazell nutts}

For the Tooth Ach

Take Tarr & tye itt in a cloath; & laye itt between your Gumms & your cheek & lye on the contrary side & itt will give ease in a hours {space}

For a Ticklinye Cough

Take Elecampane roots; as much as will lye upon a shilling, a penniworth of Liquorish a half penniworth of Annis seeds a half penniworth of sweet seeds beat them all very fine & searce them; An ounce of colts foot likewise beaten & searced put all these into iiiʒ of english honey, & make it in the manner of an Electuary, and take the quantity of a Nutmegg morneing & evening & at 4 a clock in the Afternoone

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A Diet drink for a Consumpti=

Take a peck of sea scurvy grass, halfe a peck of Water cresses a handfull of brooke lime, as much liverworte lungwort, Rose mary, as much scabies, Egg.emonie Red sage mountaine sage, if you can get itt; saxafrage woodbettoniye horehounds; likewise 2 handfulls Angelica; Hartstongue, carduus, of each a hand full a good handfull of Wormewood broad plan= Pimpernell. Endive succory burrage bugloss tamiris of each 2 handfulls ii℥ of Monkes rhubarb; lycorish 2 ounces an ounce of annis seeds, sweet fennell seeds an ounce Nuttmeggs an ounce ; Ginger an ounce, bruise the seeds slice the lycorish and Ginger, and nuttmeg, and monkes rubarb; 4 ounces of reddock roobes of colt foot 2 good handfulls; Maiden hare 4 ℥. Boile all these in 10 gallons of Ale in a bagge with a weight in it, and let it steep about 10 dayes {Probatum}

To make one Sleepe

Take a quantity of the leaves of herb grace and take a good great nuttmegg and grate it upon a knife bruise the herb grace & mingle your Nuttmegg and herb=together & heat it warm & putt it into 2 little bagges and lay it to the temples & then settle your self to sleep in any state This is a safe meanes 62

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Take of borogroass and camomille and boyls them together and strains them & put there to A reasonable quantity of aqua vita and Anoint to grisvod place

To cure a rupture

Take two ounces of soinglass half An ounce or somewhat more of fine ambor half A gramm of dragons blood as much of cloves and Make a pretty quantity; of polypodis half an ounce Of compryd a pretty quantity, of ganglion powder As much as will lid upon a sixpence, boyls them In a quart of running water or redwine until All of soinglass is dissolved & let it stand until It goes cold & it will, then give the Patient 2 or 3 spoonfuls every morning, going First method & made lukewarm and tell him Fast two or three hours after it is often made with More or strong beer and for your pumfry you may use

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130 To bring up tough flegm and sopping in the brest Take a figg & cutt it round & tost itt & dipp it into muskedine and soe eat itt if you loue not Muskedine you may dipp it in sweet sack Doct: Wright For a Consumption Dropsie, Timpany Cough of the Rhoume and to keep the Liver from putrefaction Take all the sanders of each 2 dramms spodij rasuca of each one dramm, ozyme & Cubebs of each half an ounce, Endiue & purslaine seeds, of each one dramm ligni Moes and Nuttmegs of each hafe a dramm sugar dissolved in Endiue water one pounde make hereof an Electuary as followeth First powder all the things to be powdered very fine then disolve your powder sugar with Endiue water on a soft fire and sprinkle in the powder stirring it ouer the Coales till it come to the thickness of an Electuary. Then take of it euery morneing fasting as a Walnutt. ffast 2 houres after use it as long as it lasteth which will bee for 30 dayes the makeing of itt will cost a Crowne [P]rob: by old Beadles 131 An oynment for Bruises Take a handfull & more of Camomile a handfull of wild daizy roots & leaves wash them by themselves; a handfull of bramble leaves namely staldberrie leaues a Comfry root sliced a little knottgrass wash them & shred them small; boyle them in hoggsgrease simpering till the strength of the herbs be boyled out then straine it, and put a little Deer suit to it and then anoint the place old Beadles Emplastrum de Minio Rp. of Common oyle half a pound; wax and red Leade of each 4 ounces; vngu: Popeali & oyle of Myrtles of each 2 ounces; capons greas and hoggs grease of each an ounce; Ceruse & Letharge of gold of each an ounce; boyle all these together till the wax be melted, then put in your red Lead, Ceruse & Letharge; a little at once continually stirring it till it look black, then when it is cold make it into Rowles. The black oyntment was Basilicon, the green oyntment; Unguentum Rpostolocum with which I mixed a little precipitate finely powdered 64

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