Take Sweet Almonds blanch'd 6 drams; power'd Jalap root 3 drams; Rosin of Jalap half a Dram; fine Sugar 10 drams; Oil of Cinnamon 3 drops; with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth; make it up into little Cakes for 6 Doses.
Take Venice Treacle, Lupine Meal, each 3 drams; Wormseed 1 dram and a half; Species of Hiera picra half a dram; Chymical oil of Wormwood 16 drops; Juice of Tansey, enough to embody it it, mix.
Apply it to the Navel, against Worms in Children: See the Bitter Fomentation.
Take Pulp of Cassia 1 ounce; Elder Ointment 2 ounces; Sperma ceti half an ounce; Powder'd Agaric 1 dram and a half; mix all into a Cataplasm.
'Twas given me for an extraordinary Remedy, and great secret against a Quinsey.
Take Onions roasted under the Embers 1 ounce and a half; Saffron clip'd small with Scissars 15 grains; Oil of Amber 12 drops; powder'd Cummin Seed, Ointment of Marsh Mallows, each 3 drams, mix.
Its very available in Pains of the Ears; ought to be put on hot as can be endur'd, and renew'd every four Hours, as long as the Pain continueth.
Some are mightily against putting Opium into the Ears, for fear it relax the Tone, and cause Deafness: For my part, I have had no great Experience of it myself, but don't think its likely to do so.
Take Yolks of Eggs boil'd hard 4; Oil of Amber 2 scruples; Linseed Oil as much as needful, mix them together in a Mortar.
Its for the Piles when swell'd and painful.
Take green Leaves (or, in the Winter time, inner Bark) of Elder 4 ounces; cut and boil them in Milk 'till soft; strain away the Milk, and to the Mash add soft Soap 1 ounce; spread it upon a double Cloth; strew it with Ceruse and apply it warm.
It wonderfully qualifies St. Anthony's Fire.
Take Venice Treacle 2 ounces; Mustard Seed, Grains of Paradise, each 1 ounce and
half; Bay Salt 1 ounce; black Soap 2 ounces; Oil of Spike 2 scruples; Vinegar a quantity sufficient, mix all.
That I may practically explain (according to my Notions) the several Kinds, manner of Operation, and rational use of Applications to the Feet; I say they act
I. By impressing a brisk touch on the Soles of the Feet; and the Cutis there be exquisitely sensible, the force of the Medicine is thence deriv'd on, to the minute Fibres, Membranes, Nerves, Brain and Spirits, and so, very readily to the Heart, Arteries and Blood. Of this kind, there are two sorts.
1. Those that are by Nature Quieting, and made actually Hot, as the Lotion for the Feet (which see) and they are used properly, when Blood being in an high Ebullation, Circulateth unequally, and rusheth impetuously into the superior Parts: As in burning hot Head Aches and Watchings.
2. Those that are Acrid, Stimulating as the Cataplasm of Herrings, and of Radish: And they are indicated when the Spirits being oppress'd (bur not exhausted and vanquish'd) grow Stupid and Sluggish as in Soporose Cases.
II. They act (not upon the Feet primarily, but) on the Spirits, by an immediate
contact of the Particles sent off into the Blood. They are two sorts likewise.
1. Such as rouse up and expand, as Treacle, Garlick, Mustard, Euphorbium, &c. And these are requir'd where the Spirits are spent, and languish so extreamly, that not being able to make their Continuity and even Expansion, they fall into startings, tremblings and stoppings, as in Fevers, with twitchings of the Tendons and swooning Fits.
2. Such as pacify the enraged Spirits, as Pigeons and Chicken slit open alive, Lambs Lungs, &c. warm. And we use these, when the Spirits being vehemently irritated, fly into Explosions; as in pertinacious Watchings, Phrenzies, and Convulsions in Fevers.
Take crumb of white Bread 4 ounces, white Poppy-seed bruis'd 2 ounces; Boil in Milk; strain away the clear, to the remainder , add powder'd Fullers-Earth, Oil of Roses, each 2 ounces; oil of Mace by Expression 1 dram; Camphire 1 scruple, mix.
Shave the Head, and apply this when the Pericranium (being over-heated and almost inflamed) exciteth watching and Phrenzy.
But when the Cause lieth wholly inward, and the Brain itself is affected, I can hardly conceive how it is possible, for outward Applications to have any considerable Operation through the Cranium and Meninges.
Take white Bryony Root new digged up (or if it be dried, then the powder of it) 2 ounces; black Soap 3 ounces; Pickled Herrings (or Anchovies) 4 ounces; Salt 1 ounce and half, mix.
Its to be bound to the soles of the Feet, and changed every 12 Hours, and is chiefly used where the Febrile Matter assaulting the Head, and oppressing the Spirits, causeth a Stupor or Sleepiness.
Take Juices of Onions, Parsely, Smallage, Fennel, each 2 ounces; crumb of white Bread as much as will take it up, beat and mix in a Mortar.
This is to help off Urine when it stops. Let it be applied to the Regio Pubis, if the Cause be in the Bladder, or down athwart the Belly, if a Gravel Stone slipping down, and stopping by the way, have
plugg'd up the Passage. See the Diuretick Fomentation.
Take Meal of Linseed 8 ounces; Fenugreek, Cummin, each 4 ounces; Linseed Oil as much as requireth, mix all in a Mortar.
It appeaseth Pain, wonderfully penetrates and discusses, hath its use in a Pleurisy, especially if it lie outward.
Its a remarkable Observation of Wallaus that Butter and Cummin-seed laid to the Breast, may be tasted in the Mouth.
Take Orris powder 1 ounce; Honey 3 ounces, or as much as serves, mix all.
Its profitable in a Quinsy, pitious Affections of the Breast, and external pain of the side.
Take Red Roses dried and cut small 4 scruples; white Poppy- seeds bruis'd, Oil of Roses, each half an ounce; Barly Meal 1 ounce; Vinegar enough to temper it into a Consistence.
It being Refrigerating, Refrigerent and Anodyne, is good to be applied (luke-warm)
to the Forehead, in a pulsing sort of Head Ach.
Take Figs 4 ounces; Album Gracum half an ounce; Flower of Sulphur, long Pepper, each 1 dram; Brandy 2 ounces; Chymical oil of Wormwood 16 drops; Diacodium as much as will serve, beat them all in a Mortar 'till well mixt. To these may be added Swallows or Pigeons Dung, lay it to the Throat, from Ear to Ear, and renew it as often as it drieth.
Altho' a Quinsy be an Inflammation, and Repellers mostly have place in the very beginnings of Inflammations; Yet, in this Case, they are by all mens to be avoided, because the part being affected being full of Salivary Glands, if by Refrigerating and Repelling things wrongly applied, the Saliva be thickened, the Tone of the part debilitated, and the Obstructions increase'd and rendered more difficult, it cannot otherwise be, but that the Sick must be Suffocated.
Now in this Distemper, the main Scopes we are to drive at, are to Liquify the Pituita, and comfort, and empty the Glands: And these Intentions are serv'd best by such sort of warm external Applications and Gargles: Cure being taken at the same
time, to cut off, and prevent greater Inflammation, and a Flux to the Part, by plentiful Bleedings, Glysters, Epispasticks, and by proper Internals to appease the angry rage of the Spirits, and allay the Effervescence of the Blood and Humours.
Take Roots of Horse Radish, Squills, each 2 ounces; Rue, Mustard Seed, Salt, each 1 ounce, black Soap 2 ounces; Vinegar as much as useful to beat it up with.
Sometimes for the greater stimulation I use to add powdered Cantharides 2 scruples; bind it to the Soles of the Feet in Fevers. See the Cataplasm of Herrings, and Lotions for the Feet.
Take Venice Treacle 6 drams, Cinnamon, Cloves powder'd, each 1 dram; Chymical Oil of Mint 6 drops; Oil of Wormwood 2 drops; beat it up with a just quantity if Vinegar.
It helps against Nauseousness and Vomiting.
Take Turneps bak'd in an Oven 8 ounces; Rue 4 handfuls; Mustard-seed 2 ounces; Oil of Juniper 2 drams; Nerve Ointment, as much as needful, when it is spread upon a Cloth sprinkle it with Powder of Euphorbium.
Its for Paralytick Limbs. See the Paralytick Liniment.
Take Quinces half a pound; having cut them in quarters; and taken out their Core and Seeds, Boil them in Vinegar 'till soft. then beat them to mash in a Mortar, and add powder'd Balaustines half an ounce; when you have spread it on a double Cloth, strew upon it powder'd Cloves 1 dram; and lay it to the Stomach very hot.
Take Venice Turpentine 2 ounces; Juice of Plantain 1 ounce and half; Figs 3; the yellow pareing of Orange Rind 2 drams; Bole 1 dram and half; Soot half an once; Pigeons Dung 1 ounce and halfl large Spider Webs 6; black Soap 4 ounces; Vinegar enough to beat it up with.
To drive an Ague, tie this about the Wrists, so as to make it bear hard upon the Pulses, two hours before the Fit.
Take sweet Almonds beaten in a Mortar 12; Yolks of Eggs 2; Conserve of red Roses and Gilly Flowers, each 1 ounce; Aqua Coelestis half an ounce; Canary Wine, Damask Rose Water, each half a pint; work them about well together. then strain and add confection of Alkerms 2 drams; Oil of Cinnamon 2 drops.
It greatly Nourisheth, Recruiteth and Reviveth the Spirits, when wasted and low.
Take the Pith of an ox's back out of its Skin half a pound; Rose Water and Tent Wine, each 1 pint; Dates minced small 10; Raisins of the Sun stoned 24; Cinnamon 2 drams: Let it stand stewing in Balneo 6 hours, then strain and add 6 ounces of it, the yolk of an Egg, Nutmeg and Sugar, as much as serves to make it palatable.
Take Tent Wine 2 quarts; White Sanders, Acorn Cups, each half an ounce; candy'd Eryngo Roots, Dates, Figs, each 4 ounces; Nutmegs sliced thin half an ounce; Archangel 2 handfuls; boil to 1 quart, strain it and while it is yet a little warm, add the Yolks of 4 Eggs, whitw Sugar Candy 1 ounce: mix all.
To these may be added shavings of Harts-horn, Ivory, Priapus of the Sea-Horse, Calry, &c. give it warm for Breakfast every day.
Take Senna 4 ounces; Juniper berries bruis'd 2 ounces; White Wine and Water, each 1 pint; make a close and warm Infusion for 6 Hours, then strain out the Liquor, and putting into it Currants (well picked and washed) 1 pound; boil gently till they are soft and plump, then run the liquor through a hair Sieve; put intio it as much Sugar as will serve to bring it into a thin Syrup; boil it a little, adding towards the last, Coriander Seeds and Ginger, of each 2 drams; lastly strain out the Syrup, and pour out the Syrup, and pour it on the Currants to keep together for use.
Manna 4 ounces may be added to it, but then less Sugar is required.
The Dose is about 2 spoonfuls of Syrup and Currants together.
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