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And let them rest a little while & put them
together in the great, & lett them all boyle a
little space, but be sure you stirr them well
together, then take an earthen Bason, and Streine
it through a fine Cloth when the bason is cold
There is a Water under it that is good for any
scalding or burneing and other things

The Virtues of the Balsome

1 It is good for any wound being applyed as a Salue
2 It is good for burning or scalding
3 It helps the head ache anoynting the temples & nostrill
4 It cures any Catarrh or ache in the bones
5 It is good against the Wind Collick or a stich in the side
drink a quarter of a pinte of Sack with
half a quarter of an Ounce of Balsome
fiue mornings fasting lukewarme
6 It helps a fistule or Ulcer; though never soe deep
being applyed as to a Cutt;
7 It is good against Worms or a Canker
8 It is good against Vermine
9 It helps digesture, being applyed to the pitt
of the Stomacke; anoynting well;
10 It helps the dropsey, takeing it in posset drink
11 It is good against the [plage] onely anoynting
the lipps and nostrills


12 It helps the biteing of Scorpions & Adders
being drunk inwardly with Sack & anoynting
the place
13 It helps the bleeding of the Nose onely anoynting
the Nostrills, & drinking it with Sack or
posset Ale
14 It cures the Bloody ffluxe

An oyntment for an old Sore
in the Legg or else where

Take smallage, sothernwood, and
sallendine boyle these in May butter
till the herbs be Crispe, and soe use it


Take Verjuice and Riemeale, and in summer
the leaves, and stalks of Burdock, in Winter the
rootes and stalks pithed and shred small &
boyled to the thickness of a poultiss after it
is boiled put in a good Quantity of Deer Suet
and let it dissolve in it and soe keep it

Wind & Wind Collick

Take Conserve of Rosemary flowers half an Ounce
diacalimine half a dram mingle them together
and eat a little of it when you are troubled
with wind


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