Wellcome Collection: Ayscough, Lady (MS1026)


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Plaister for the Ruhme to lay behindthe ears a -- of Gumdragon 1/2 an Oynae, in a slick and hibin of oa 3 drams of Ball alminack and dram & an half myrtle --- spollbium ----- pomgranate flower of ea-- one dram Burgundy pitch A pound Karana four drams Gunilumly three drams venice -uspinfino, bruise all the --- in A mortar, & put them to the --- rest of the things in Ane--- pipkin and shell them all togather upon agou--- first and when itt is a little boild its a in it very hort the hands muse bo oyes when you squese it, and you must have boar of riddy oy-ed to make it upon a very --- of saliva must be kept by it selfe in oyled papers to take away the pearle of the eyes Take a handfull of the fresh ----uds of Hemlock & a littel rue shred upon woll & put to upon almuc-- English honey al will make it into a soft paist adding a Little Bollalminack in Lime powder, then take a pered of sh--- ---- cut into inches ovall --- it w--- the stafe affor---- then lay it upon the wrists of the contrary Arm and shift itt twice A day tille you see the pearle be consumed. Mrs. Nesbeet A very good remedy against the falling evillor Convulsions take one Ounce of dead mous sculls and Ounce of male Piony roote 3 drams of the powder of corall one ounce of ---- in a doctolls alitt -- Jett and ounce of pasifista beat all these in all severally then pour them togather & mingle itt with piony -eale--& give to a in 3 spoonfulls att A time to a woman 2 to a child as much as will lay on a great the ---- must be mixt with brest milk. it must be taken morning & evening 3 dayes togather. A --- to make a sirrup of malt abe 3 gallons of ale wort very strong hang it in a pot over agen the fire that it doe not boil but simper & put into it one pound of sugar candy 1/2 a pound of dates 1/2 a pound of rasense one penny in anni feeds 2 pence in saffron ---- long in doe & some cloves --hred on aelring ditt--v the pot close & let it simper a day & a night and 4 in the morning this is very excellent for A cold. for the stone Take one handfull of ground Ivie and one hand = full of mouse ear & 1/2 an handfull of aeron- before they be cupt, boil them in a pink of white wine & A spring water boil it to and pint then shain it then take 5 or 6 spoonfulls of itt in white wine posset drink ever morneing & evening as long as it lasts take this quantity 4 times in the year.

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(84) Directions to make the Drink for the stone Lignum vitae coriander seed fennell seed English Liquourish Ellicampane root horseradish root sena of each 2 Ounces, Aqua vitae 2 quarts rasons of the Sun one pound, the Liquorish scraped cutt in to small bitts of an Inch long, & Stripped into small stripes of the root Ellicampane & horse raddish scrap'd & cut into little round peices of 2 bredth all put into A great bottle & stand A week and then it will be fitt to drink. To have the strength of the abovesaid ingredients fully they will receive 5 quarts of Aqua-vitae and noo more. 3 where of will be very compleat drink the other 2 quarts to draw off the strength onely & to put upon Anew bottle. as thus Aquart from the Old bottle mixed with the 2 fresh quarts for the new bottle doth weel & then put 2 quarts fresh upon the Ole bottle & Aquart of it or as much as is left unspent will be fitt to put upon the new bottle that which is put in the new bottle is pottable after A weaks standing & in the same time that which is put upon the Old Bottle.

85 The Stone water by Dr Banker Take pellitory of the wall philpendula leaves and roots saxifrage time the mildest sort As smart of each of these 2 handfulls young raddish roots one handfull steep all them 24 hours in white wine & water of each Alike Quantity & then distill them in A Limbeck.

{Mr Gunter} The white of a new laid Egg well beaten the froth Take off 1 spoonfull of sirrup of violetts 1 spoonfull of Althea 1 spoonfull of Oyle of sweet Almonds taken in Ale or white wine 3 morneings before the full and 3 morneings before the change.

3 spoonfulls of white wine 3 spoonfulls of small bear as much honey as makes it pleasant to the tast drink this fasting.

A Borestone dryed & beat to powder & searced & put as much as will lye on A groat into A Gill of whitt wine burned.

Take A pint of white wine & burne & burne it put into it as much of the best castle soope shaved as will lye on A Shilling put these togather & sweeten itt with Althea or sugar.

Take the stone that is in the Bladder of an Oxe beat this to powder & take it in white wine as much as will lye on A groat.

gall Oyle of scorpions & oyle of Junniper berryes.

Castia Infuse Onions in white wine. Take the seeds of burrs and gentlely dry them att the fire then beat and searce them & put as much of

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The powder at will [ ]upon[ ]in Agill? of white wine. Drink it falling?. --- A gram of [ ] powder fine 1/2, a gram of [] asparagus a [ ] of saffron powder

Put these in [ ]and[ ]ready warm

into pills and [] put them into a box. Take 1/2[ ]of[ ]pills []fortnight at the noon and full of the moon, take the []

A Diet Drink Take 3 handfulls of [ ]water [ ]brook of sage? 2 handfulls, rue, sage, lavander, rosemary, time, lavander cotton, [] wormwood mugwort, green broomtops plant [ ], bramble berrie leaves of sage one handfull, monk rubard Ounce

For The Scurvy Take one gallon [ ] of [ ] of 5 [ ] bramble flakes? Chop and bruise the one handfull of wormwood. 3 gallon of [ ]spring water boil the [ ] one gallon of liquor. take 5 spoonfulls X2 of white wine morning [][] a little juice of [ ] sugar [] milk and boil it [] []a pint of savory grape juice, a pint of white wine A pint of white wine vinegar. Take a pint of this morning []for Receipt For Stone Take 2 handfull of parsley two handfulls of [] 2 handfulls of [] handfulls of marsh mallows roots A handfull of []two handfulls of mallow roots[]of herbs A little chopped [] and Dryad

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To make compound Gentian water.

Take 12 Ounces of Gentian roots Sliced : flowers & leaves of Century of each 2 ounces of lesy be cutt & infuse all 8 dayes in 6 pints of white wine, & then distill itt in A Limbeck.

This Gentian water is only the ground of the following medicine.

{RS} Species Ifieræ ʒ ij Species Aromatic: Rosat. ℈ ij Rubarb. ʒ j Gentianæ composit ℔ ijs

[Infundantur p__dies] 9 when it is settled pour it off & keep that which is clear for your vse takeing thereof in morneing fasting 2 good Spoonfulles in 8 or 10 Spoonfull of wormewood wine & fast 3 houres after itt, & you need not tye your Self to any other Physicall rules either in diet or Exercise take this for 20 mornings togather or longer if you find it needfull.

For the Dropsie, or for swelling of the belly by reason of winde

Take one Ounce of Scena Leaves, 1/2 an ounce of rubarb sliced 1/2 A handfull of century & wormewood tops of each 1/2 an handfull dried put all these into A quart of white wine Steep'd or infused cold 24 houres, then Strain it of & take the 4th part of A dose, & when you take add to every dose 15 graines of tartar vitriolated, & one Ounce of Sirrup of buckshorne take this 4 dayes together unless it work too much then intermitt A day or 2 = the Sirrop & tartar put not in till you take itt, & Stir it up and mingle it very well just as you take itt.


Pills for the Stone or Gravill

Take chio turpentine one Ounce wash it in Parsely water then add to the turpintine made into fine powder 23 of crabs eyes, Amber one Dram, Saffron half A A dram double refined Sugar, as much as will make it into A mass for pills then keep itt in A pot & when you haue occasion to make vse of it, by haueing any inclication to the Stone or troubled with sharpness or stoping of water, take 3 or 4 or 5 pills att night goeing to bed, for 3 or 4 nightes togather or as long as you haue cause you cannot take them too often, for they both help & prevent the Stone Bowl them well in Liquorish powder when you take them if they giue A stool or 2 the next which they very Seldome doe, but when they doe, it is soe much the better, you need not keep house, nor observe any diet with them but what is vsuall, I never found soe much good in in any thing that ever I took for the Stone, & all that I haue giuen them to haue assured me of the Same.

The stone drink is to be had at the Rainbow near the Temple.

For the Bowells stoping & loosness

Take one pound of fresh butter clarified 3 time's a fier which put in A pugill of red rose leaves & 1/2 as much of pomgrante flowers & take it glisterwise

For the Stone

Take sea Lettice dry it to powder & take as much as will lye on A 6 pence in white wine.


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For any weakness.

Take A pottle of spring water, 1/2 an Ounce of Cynamon broken to bitts, boil it, till itt be consumed to near half, then sweeten it with double refined sugar to your likeing then let it Stand till it be cold, then powre itt clean itt clean from the settleing att th>e bottome & from th>e Cinamon, then put itt into A bottle that will hold 3 pints, & put to it 1/2 an Ounce of prepared burnt harts horne Shake togather fot 2 houres & then drink what quantity you will att any time.

To cure Grease in Horse Leggs. Let your horse keeper, or Groom fasting in the morneing, chew about 2 pounds, of the soft of A Rie=bread Loafe; & Spread itt on Linnen cloths & sowe it about the Legs, as far as the hummor extends, let the horse Stand dry in the Stable; only slip off a little of the hair below the fetlock, before you apply the medicine Renew the medicine every morneing, for 4 morneing togather giue him water warmed within itt, in the Stable all the while, & you will find itt draw out all the matter, & heal all whole, soe that there shall not appear any shew of they said distemper.

For the collick

Take the inner rind of all nuts, dry them & beat them into powder take as much as will lye upon A Shilling when the distemper is upon you; take itt with brandy or white wine as much as will wash itt downe.


The Steel pills.

Take prepared steel in fine powder one ounce & Sena in powder, one Ounce mix them togather make make them up into A mass of pills with Sirrup of Roses if you would haue them work pritty if not with Claret wine the make these into pills, I use to make them into betwixt 60 & 80 pills, devide these into about 10: 11: or 12 parts & take each morneing while finish'd & after the swalloring them drink A glass of clarret or white wine, Stir well for 2 houres then eat A mess of warm broth, wherein is parsley & fennell roots or else A mess of gruell, observe noe further order when your number of pills is taken up rest A day or 2 then take pills for A day, about 5 made up with Aloes 20 grains myrrh 10 grains Saffron 5 grains all in powder, then with Syrrup of roses make them into pilles if you thinkt this will work enough make A bigger proportion because it is to carry off any remaines of Steel, that may remain in your body.

For the Stone

Powder of Liquorish A Spoonfull, put with it as much hoyle of Sweet almonds, as shall make itt thin to take; take this 3 days togather, night & morneing before the full & change of the moon, drink A glass of white wine after it. take Ale sweetned with honey.

{Mr. Gunter}

Take A handfull of Parsely, pert or parsely breake stone & put itt into one quart of white wine possit drink boil the 3d part away drink one pint of at one time.


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