Wellcome Collection: Ayscough, Lady (MS1026)

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For the Scurvy Take A gallon renish wine possitt drinkes & one handfull of Sea [Scurvy] grasss and one of gardin scurvy grass one hand full of water Cresses and of brook [line] & A handfull of wormewood wash them in A cloath and swing them till they be dry eat them grossly cut round in Slices 6 oringes and as many Lemons, then take A pott that half A spidick & fawcett & [law] of herbs & one of Lemons & Oringes soe doe to all of is in then pour (double check) your possit drink Seasoning hott upon the next Morneing drink A wine Pass of itt & : soe att 4 A clock in the afternoon untill it be done repeat this often itt is excellent for the Scurvy. An excellent green Ointment maid made in may, good for any Straines or Sweeling part of th e body Take young bay leaves wormewood of [] 1/2 A pownd red Sage Rice gathered in the heat of the day of each one pound beat them very small in A mortar then take 2 pownd of sheeps suit [new] kill'd & pickt from the skin work them all togather with your stampes then put it to [A pounde] of ___ [Oyle] work itt well togather with your hande fill itt become of one Softness & coler then put itt into A new [ Earthen] pott & let it Stand cover ed 8 dayes then boil itt over A Soft fire 4 houres, Stirring itt well all the while then put into it 4[3] of the Oyle of Spike & let it boil 4 houres more you will know when itt is Enough by putting A drop upon A plate when itt Appeares of A very green colour take it from the fire. Strain through A [canvis]--- & Keep it for vse To make Cowslip water Take 3 Gallons of strong Ale or wine A measured peck of pickt cow slips 2 Ounces of bruised Anniseeds half A pownd of liquorish sliced mace & Cloves Gingar Cinnamon and nuttmegs of each an Ounces let all those lye in the Ale or wine A week close cover'd then put in 2 handfulls of Currants 2 spoonfull of peper bruised wormewood Angillico 2 or 3 branches, Bettony hosehownd pellitory og the wall, grownd time Liverwort Saintt Johns Grass Dandilion mugwort, Spear mint Cardius Benidiclus Chikin weed yellow [Mounsies] Ellicampane & Cumfray of each one hand full lett all those lye in 2 or 3 dayes more still them In A limbeck with A gentle fire itt mist be stirrl'd leasurely of [] pot be not full put in more Ale or wine draw it in fever all Bottles will itt [ ] all togather Sweaten it with fine sugar beaten and [searced], reserve itt for vse. Water to wash sore mouth's Take A quart of whitte wine red Sage, rosemary .... of plaintain & bramble leaves wood = lorrill boil them. togather from A quart to A pint X when it is boiled put in honey till itt be something Sweat put in A peice of alll om ann let it boil all togather Strain it X keep it for vse you may make itt Either of wine or water.

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Our Stone Water

Take of Pillitory of the wall of Parsely of white Saxafrage of Mother of time of Each 5 handfulls 12 good Radishs slitt then mingle these herbs & Radishes bruise them well in Amortar & lay them in steep in A Gallon of new milk from the Cow 24 hour's then distill them in A cold still with A soft fire itt must be still'd in May, sweeten'd with sirrup of March Mallow roots if itt be for prevention vse itt About the new & full of the Moon Agood Draught in the morning fasting take it but twice A weak if you be in pain & if any mixture of the wind Collick put 2 drops of the Oyle of Juniper into your Drafft.

For A Plurisie & Amedicine when Aman is past letting Blood

Take an Apple cut of the Top then take thee Coar clean out fill your Apple with white of frankinsence putt on the top again roast it then mingle itt well together season itt with sugar & eat itt.

An Ale for the Lungs Take of Ellicampane one pound Rasones of the sun one pound & An' stoned ground Ivie or Ale hoofe 2 handfulls of Hysop 2 handfulls bruise the Roses and herbes put itt into A bag and hang itt in 5 Gallons of Ale, let itt Stand 8 days and then itt is for your vse.

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For Asore Brest

Take the Lights of weather mutton lay it upon the sore brest & itt will draw & heal itt.

Apoltis that will draw & heal A sore Brest

Take the yolk of an Egg & as much English honey some Saffron and [sowes] grease melted, mix it the stifness of other pultises and warme it A littlewhen yow vse itt, lay itt on it will both draw & heal.

For Asore Brest

Take the Leaves of holy lake & violet leaves boil them well in Hogs grease, white wine new bottled wheat brane rose leaves old or new boil them till they be thick then lay it to the brest as hott as yow can endure itt shifting itt morneing & Evning.

For the yellow Jaundice

Take eight Kentish pipins cut the coares clean out then take 3penny worth of Saffron & dry itt then take 11 Sows for a man 13 if they be small for A woman 9 if they be small 11 bruise them with the point of A Knife alltogather, then mix the Apple the Coar being clean out with the Sows & Saffron put them into the Apple, roast itt thorowly eat one apple soe [ordained] every morneing for 3 morneinges togather then omitt 3 morneings & take itt 3 morneings Again

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{of liquorish}

The Lady Ellinor Robert's Juice

[Take of softe food water unsett unsweetened hysopswater] of each joint red rose water, & hors horne water, of [ofaep] 1/2 deficient put into yr water 2 O'unces of Ellicampatio roots thin shierp one ounces of shaved hoerse horne 1/2 and Ounces of maiden hare marigolds flow. & Sweet margarom off of an handful of save two handfuls, of Anniseed two Ounces of English Liquorish scraped & sliced thinn, put all these into a pitcher & Stoop itt excooding elese & sett itt in deffollier of soaying Water, & let itt infuse on A soft fire. [...] day or more until 2 parts of yr Liquor be consumed yr drain all your engredients Shake a pound of yr fast geoon English Liquoras & scrap itt very clean & cut itt into thin slices then boat in Asland mortar wth some of yr Liquor & when itt is well brushe you must put itt downe, from yr Lidor of yr mortar & yours yr - soft of yr Liquor cold upon itt, n Y anust bo bur et pint in all soe let itt stand for 3 dayes then stir itt well together & strain itt through an Ordinary thin strain. as long as you can gitt and drop of Liquer out of it, yr put itt into [distill itt] & put itt on a quick fire, stir itt continually for fear of burning & boil itt as you can, make itt boil till itt be riddy to rope, when you have boil'd itt so y. height you would have itt,

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To Make The Sacred Tincture

Take one quart of white wine put to it one Ounce of the powder of Hierapicra shake itt twice Aday set the bottle in Such Aplace, as itt may have some Aire of the fire att 4 dayes & you may give itt To any one that is obstructed in their Stomack 4 Spoonfulls in the morneing fasting as much at 4 in the afternoon next morneing 5 Spoonfulls & soe in the afternoon en crease every day A spoonfull till you come To Ten Spoonfulls, then [lefser] till the patient take out ye whole quart if itt work above 4 or 5 times in A day give itt but only in the morneing this Tincture thus used is Singular against the Green Sickness.

A Powder for Convultions falling Sickness or fitts of the Mother

Take of the scull of a man Green before itt is dry and the Stone that growes in An Oxe's gall, dry them in all Ovon, beat them to To Oven powder give as much as you can take up with A groat or Six pence to any one that hath fitts, in A spoonfull in what you please, this seldom fells, saith the Author who was A client of sergent Maynards, and for want of money give him this receit of by way of requitall.

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For A Plurisie

Take ye Dung = of A stone horse or Geldingthat Standeth att hard meat putt A good quantity of itt hott & now make into bear or Ale, bruise bruise the dung well ther in, then strain itt through A cloath through A clean cloth & take as much of itt as will make A good draught and put to it the quantity of A nutmeg of Treackle; stir it well till the Treackle be dissolved in itt, then warm it and drink itt in the morneing fasting & also att night when you goe to bed soe it be 2 houres after your meat let your Medicine be soe . be made fresh every day if you can; if not yw may make as much att once as will Serve 2 dayes soe you make it strong enough and put treackle to every draught as afforesaid but keep itt in A very close vessell,

Also for A stich in ye side which comes allwayes wth A plurisy you must take horse dung & fry itt with fresh butter and if your stich be on your right side under your Small ribs, lay this Medicine on the side of yr back derectly against it soe that itt be not directly against your heart, for the Medicine will move the Stich To the place where itt laid & theirfore the Medicine must not be laid near the heart for fear of draw itt to that place, this hath often done great good both for the Plurisie & also for any inward cold, that is taken when A number of Other medicines would not break itt. This hath been given to A young Child when The red [Gun] hath been struck in & The Child like to dye & itt hath recovered.

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A Medicine for the stone Marshmallow leaves, and roots horse radish leaves and roots, poeeitory of the wall, Liqnorarst SerapedSaxafrags, wild time, white Tansy polipodia of the Oake Golden Rod, Mercury Alchoof poporwort, take efeacl an handfull well washed and elean dryed, and put into new milk let it be stoopd 12 hours the herbs covered over about 2 inches, then

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