Take Conserve of red Roses, Marmalade of Quinces, Candy'd Nutmeg, Juice of Kermes strain'd, Syrup of Quinces, Syrup of Corall, each half an onnce; Species of Hyacinth 3 drams; Aromaticum Rosatum, Astringent Crocus of Mars, each 2 drams; Sugar of Lead 1 dram; Oil of Nutmeg 4 drops, mix.
It strengthens the Stomach, discusseth Wind, refresheth the Spirits, confirms the Ligaments and Tone of the Uterus, and egregiously comforts the Fetus. Half and ounce is to be given twice a day.
An Acid Electuary.
Take Conserve of Wood Sorrel 1 ounce and half; conserve of red Roses and of Hips, each 1 ounce; Syrup of Violets half an ounce; Oil of Vitriol as much as serves to give it a grateful Tartness, mix.
See refrigerating Julep, with which it vies for Virtues.
1. An Analeptic Electuary.
Take powder'd Chocolate, sweet Almonds blanch'd, double refin'd Sugar searced, sweet Butter unsalted, each half an ounce; Pulp of Conserve of red Roses passed through a Sieve 1 ounce and half; Juice of Kermes strain'd half an ounce; Balm of Gilead 2 scruples; Syrup of Balsam 2 ounces, mix.
2. Analeptic Electuary.
Take powder'd Chocolate 2 ounces; Juice of Kermes strain'd half an ounce; Ambergrise (ground with a little loaf Sugar) 8 grains; Oil of Cinnamon 1 drop; Oil of Nutmeg 2 drops; Syrup of Balsam 2 ounce; or as much as needs to give it a due consistence, mix.
It nourishes and strengthens, repairs the wasted Flesh, recruits lost Spirits, and brings assistance in pining Consumptions. But I have sometimes observ'd it fate too heavy upon weak Stomachs.
Let half an ounce be taken at 8 in the Morning, and at 4 in the Afternoon, drinking after it Asses Milk.
An Apophlegmatic Electuary.
Take Betony leaves powder'd 6 drams; Root of Pellitory of Spain 2 drams; Oil of Cloves
(or of Sassaphras, or of Origanum) 4 drops; Honey as much as sufficient, mix.
It draws out watery and pituitous Humours, by irritating and vellicating the parts of the Mouth; and hath place in a Tumour and Inflammation of the Columella and Tonsils, Qinsy, Toothach, stuffing of the Head, inveterate Cephalalgie, soporose Distempers, Epilepsy, Palsy, (especially of the Tongue) and all sorts of cold phlegmatic Diseases of the Brain and Nerves.
For these uses, let it be chew'd and rolled about in the Mouth, in the Morning fasting, for half an hour, holding down the Head and spitting it out. After it let the Mouth be wash'd with warm Water, it may also be repeated 2 hours before Supper time.
An Astringent Electuary.
Take Conserve of red Roses 2 ounces; Diacordium half an ounce; powder'd Bole 2 drams; Dragons Blood 1 dram and half; Balaustines half a dram; Oil of Nutmeg and Cinnamon, each 2 drops; Syrup of dry'd Roses 1 ounces; mix.
It comforts the Ventricle and Intestines, recovers the Tone of the Bowels, bridles their disorderly Peristaltic Motion;
concenters Acrimony, appeaseth Gripes: In a word, its an absolute Medicine furnish'd at all points (where Astriction is requir'd) to repress a Diarrhea. But here it is to be observ'd, that as long as Appetite and Digestion remain found, a Diarrhea never doth hurt. The Dose is half an ounce.
Take Conserve of red Roses 2 ounces; new unsalted Butter wahed in Rose water 1 ounce; Yolk of Egg half an ounce; powder'd Balsam of Tolu 4 scruples; Balm of Gilead 2 scruples, mix.
It dissolves tough, thick Phlegm besmearing the Bronchia, and renders all the Meatus slippery, and easily passable: It repairs and heals (as a Balsam) the Vesicles of the Lungs when tumid, and tense, and strained beyond their natural Tone. Therefore those that labour under a dry Consumptive Cough, find a great deal of Benefit by it.
The Dose is 2 drams ever now and then, especially when the Cough is most urgent.
Mr. Boyle's Electuary.
Take white Poppy and Henbane seed powder'd, each half an ounce; Syrup of Corn
Poppy, Conserve of red Roses, each 1 ounce and half, mix.
It refrigerates the Blood, incrassated thin and contempers acrid Serum, closes up the Mouths of the Vessels, quiets the irritations and spasms of the minute Fibres. The Honourable Mr. Boyle gives it high and deserv'd Commendations against spiting of Blood.
The Dose is the quantity of a Walnut, twice a day, after due Bleeding, and gentle Purging.
A Camphorate Electuary.
Take Conserve of Rue 3 ounces; Venice Treacle 1 ounce; Camphir 8 grains; Oil of Amber 16 drops, mix.
It reprimands the Animal Spirits when too furious, and ready for Tumult and Explosion, disciplines them into order again, shakes off their heterogenous Copula, and sometimes expels it quite. Upon these Accounts, its found by Experience to be very serviceable to Hysteric Women, howbeit some cannot away with the odious Ructus, which Oil Amber causeth. MO The Dose is the bigness of a Chesnut, three times a day, with an Hysteric Julep.
A warm Cardiac Electuary.
Take Conserve of Gilly flowers, Conserve of the yellow peel of Lemons, each 1 ounce; candy'd Citron peel, Green Ginger, Electuary of Sassaphras, Juice of Kermes strained, each half an ounce; Oil of Nutmeg 2 drops; Oil of Cinnamon and Cloves, each 1 drop, mix.
It operates primarily and properly upon the Stomach, conforting it, by being Aromatic and Warm, and from thence raising up the Spirits into a kind of Ovation, refreshes the languishing Heart, and recruits wasted Strength. Upon this account (which I note by the by) all true Stomachics, of right and due, ought to be accounted of the same Family with Cardiacs. Let half an ounce be taken three times a day.
A temperate Cardiac Electuary.
Take Conserve of Gilly flowers 3 ounces; Conserve of Barberries, Juice of Kermes strain'd, each half an ounce; Pearls levigated 4 scruples, mix.
Its suitable for People in Fevers, that complain of sinking if Spirits and sick Fits; for by restoring (after a kindly gentle manner) the failing Ferment, both in the Stomach and Blood, it puts the Spirits into
a brisker Motion, without increasing the Fever. Let 2 drams be given every 6 hours, with a proper Julep.
A Carminative Electuary.
Take powder'd Golden rod, Vervain, Savory, Marjoram, Thyme, Anniseed, each 1 dram; common Rosin 6 drams; Mithridate half an ounce; clarify'd-Honey 2 ounces, or as much as needs, mix.
It corrects both crude and acrid Humors, warms the Stomach, promotes Urine. It hath been kept as a Family Medicine in a Gentleman's House, and is a notable experimented thing against windy pain in the Stomach, and flatuous Stitches in the Side. The Dose from 2 drams to half an ounce twice a day.
A Cephalic Electuary.
Take powder'd Male Piony root half an ounce; Humane Cranium, Cinnaber of Antimony (or rather Native) each 2 drams, candy'd Nutmeg 1 ounce; Syrup of Piony compound 2 ounces; or as much as is requir'd, Oil of Rosemary and Sage, each 4 drops, mix.
It chears and roborates the Brain, depurates the foul, and fixes the too Volatile
Spirits, is beneficial in Convulsions, Epilepsy, Dizziness and Idiopathic Cephalalgie.
The Dose is from 1 dram to half an ounce Mornings and Nights, especially about New and Full Moon.
An Electuary with Colophony.
Take Conserve of white Arch Angel flowers 1 ounce and half; Diascordium, green Ginger, powder'd Colophony, each half an ounce; Oil of Cinnamon 4 drops; Syrup of dried Roses, as much as fits to make it up with, mix.
It constringes, corroborates, edulcorates, mundifies, dries, heals: Besides other its uses, its very specifically good in a Fluor Albus; but if the Malady be inveterate, I take it for incurable. After other things that ought to be done methodically, according as the Case shall require. Let 3 drams of this be taken twice a day, for a long time.
A Cretaceous Electuary.
Take fine soft white Chalk washed, Conserve of Roman (or Sea) Wormwood each 1 ounce; Oil of Wormwood 1 drop; Oil of Mint 2 drops; Syrup of Quinces enough to mix it with.
This merits a principal Seat among the noblest of the Stomachics, it causeth a comfortable glowing warmth in the Stomach, and breaks its Acidity. Its prevalent against Heart burning, pain in the Stomach, Belching, Queasiness, Vomiting, Inappetency, Diarrhea.
Let 3 drams be given twice a day, when the Stomach is most empty.
An Electuary with Currants.
Take of the best Rhubarb (finely grated, without being dried) half an ounce; Currants picked clean, and rubbed with a course Cloath 3 ounces; Syrup of Succory with Rhubarb half an ounce; Oil of Aniseeds 2 drops; beat it well in a Mortar, 'till it all be exactly mixed.
Its for 8 Doses to be taken a Mornings, after each let the Patient drink a draught of Scorbutic Ale, together with Elixir Proprietatis 20 drops.
An Expectorating Electuary.
Take conserve of Rosemary flowers 1 ounce; green Ginger, Millepedes powder'd (I fancy lives ones are better) each half an ounce; flower of Sulphur 2 drams; flower of Benjamin, Saffron and Virginia Tobacco, each 1
scruple; Orris root 1 dram; clarify'd Honey, 1 ounce and half; or as much as wants, mix.
It concocts cold, and cuts viscid Phlegm, opens the Bronchial Duscts, irritates the Lunges so as to provoke a Cough, and powerfully expectorated. The Dose 2 or 3 drams thrice a day.
An Electuary with Ginger.
Take green Ginger 1 ounce; conserve of red Roses 3 ounces; (sometimes I order a like quantity of each) Oil of Cinnamon 4 drops; Oil of Cloves 2 drops, mix.
It comforts the Stomach, chears the Heart, assists Digestion, takes off Squeamishness, stops Vomiting, dissipates Flatus's, and upholds native Heat. Give the bigness of a Nutmeg an hour before Dinner and Supper.
An Hysteric Electuary.
Take conserve of stinking Orrach 4 ounce; Oil of Amber 48 drops; mix.
The Dose is the quantity of a Chesnut.
A Laxative Electuary.
Take powder'd Senns, Cream of Tartar, each 4 scruples; Pulp of Prunes passed thro'
a Sieve 2 ounces; Syrup of Roses soluble as much as sufficient, mix.
This pleasantly tasted Medicine, lubricates the Intestines, and procures a Stool or two without Sickness or Gripes, and may serve for four Doses to be taken at Night, for which the Party need not keep House the nest day.
Take conserve of red Roses 2 ounces; conserve of Hips 1 ounce; Lucatellus's Balsam half an ounce; Species of Diatragacanth frigid 1 dram; Syrup of Balsam 3 drams, mix.
It Incrassates, Restringes, Heals; and is profitable against Hoarsness, Cough, Spitting of Blood, and all inward Hemorrhagies whatsoever. Is good even in a Consumption it self, provided it be not a confirm'd one too far gone.
Let the quantity of a small Bean be exhibited thrice a day.
An Electuary of Mallows.
Take conserve of common (or rather Vervain) Mallow flowers, new Butter unsalted, each 2 ounces; powder'd Nutmeg 4 scruples; mix.
Its slimy, soft and oiley, and therefore is a commodious Remedy against a dry husking Cough, asperity of the Trachea, and all sorts of Maladies of the Thorax, and Organs of Respiration that spring from acrious Humors. Moerover it may be given to allay sharpness of Urine, and (because it anoints, as 'twere, and makes the Ureters slippery) to make an easy descent for Sand and gravelly Stones.
The Dose half an ounce twice a day, at a good distance from Meals.
An Electuary of Mars.
Take conserve of Roman (or Sea) Wormwood, and of Scurvy grass, each 3 ounces; green Ginger 1 ounce and half; Rust of Iron (made into fine Dust) 6 drams; Oil of Cloves and Sassaphras, each 6 drops; Syrup of the 5 opening roots 1 ounce, mix.
It exalts depressed Blood, and gives it a lively florid Colour, opens Obstructions, makes the Fibres strong and springy. Is convenient in a Chlorosis, suppression of the Menses, Scurvy, Jaundise, Dropsy, and (to sum up all) in Cachexies of what kind soever.
The Dose is 3 drams every Morning and Afternoon at 5, for an whole Month or 6 Weeks together.
Custom indeed hath obtain'd to give Chalybeates Mornings and Afternoons, and strictly to enjoin Exercise to promote their Efficacy; but all things are not equally expedient for all. For some have I known, in whom Steel Medicines thus taken, would always stir up great turmoil at Stomach, nidorous Belching and sick Qualms, and the way to prevent and escape these, was to take them at Night, presently go to Bed and sleep, and so would they bear them well enough. This is not only mine, and a novel Observation, for Claudinus (de Ingressu ad Infirmos p. 401.) saith, many have been cured, that took Steel in Bed, and therefore its not always necessary (as the common Opinion runs) to use Exercise after it.
An Electuary of Mastic.
Take conserve of ref Roses 2 ounces; Raisins of the Sun passed through a pulping Sieve 1 ounce; powder'd Mastic 1 dram and half; Nutmeg half a dram; Syrup of Meconium as much as suffices, mix.
It costs over the upper parts of the Throat and Larynx with a sort of Emplastic Slime, and so obtunds their exquisitely irritable Sense. It also prohibits the extillation of too thin, sharp and fluxile
Serum from the Glands: Remedieth a moist Cough, that troubleth most in the Evening, especially at first going to Bed.
Let the quantity of a Nutmeg be taken dissolved in the Mouth, and gradually swallow'd at every Coughing Fit.
An Electuary of Mint.
Take conserve of the right Spear Mint 4 ounces; Oil of Cinnamon 4 drops; Oil Cloves 2 drops; Oil of Anise and Wormwood, each 1 drops, mix.
It stops Vomiting, takes away Loathing of Meat, invites Appetite, helps Digestion, corrects nidorous Belching, astringes and corroborates a weak Stomach. Some hold that Mint hinders Conception, but perhaps that may be a fanciful Opinion, and grounded upon no experience or Reason, as many others are, that Tradition hath handed down to us.
An Electuary of Mustard.
Take powder'd Mustard seed half an ounce; conserve of Rue 2 ounces; Syrup of Stechas 1 ounce and half; Oil of Rosemary, Lavender, each 4 drops, mix.
It penetrates into the Nerves, opens their Obstructions, and puts a new spriteliness,
into the clog'd Spirits. 'Tis of use in the cold Scurvy and Dropsy; but is principally design'd against Soporous Illnesses and the Palsy. The Dose is from 2 drams to half an ounce thrice a day.
An Electuary with Myrrh.
Take powder'd Myrrh half an ounce; Olibanum 1 dram; Saffron half a dram; work them together in a Mortar with the yolk of an Egg, and add five powder'd white Sugar Candy half an ounce; Pulp of Raisins passed thro' a Sieve 1 ounce; Syrup of Balsam half an ounce; or as much as is sufficient to make it up with.
It hath Virtues much like the Lohoch of Myrrh, which see.
A Nephritic Electuary.
Take powder'd Seeds of Flixweed, clarify'd Honey, fresh butter, each 1 ounce; powder'd nutmeg 1 dram; make it up with Syrup of Marsh Mallows.
It admirably prevents and mitigates those Colic Pain, which commonly are occasion'd by a Fit of the Stone in the Kidneys. For prevention let half an ounce be taken Night and Morning, for three days together, before the new and full Moon, and a glass of white Wine after it. To alleviate the
present Pain, let the same Dose be taken as soon as ever any grudging of the Fit a coming is perceived, and let it be repeated every 4 hours for 6 times, and let a quarter of a pint of the Magistral Decoction of Mallows be drank after each Dose.
A Pectoral Electuary.
Take powder'd white Troches, clarify'd Honey, conserve of red Roses, unsalted Butter, each 1 ounce; Oil of Nutmeg 4 drops; make it up with Syrup of Injubes.
Its an elegant Composition for a troublesome tickling Cough, arising from a thin, sharp defluxion. Let it be taken from the point of a Knife, and swallow'd leisurely as it dissolves, as often as the Coughing Fit assaults.
A Peruvian Electuary.
Take finely powder'd Peruvian Bark 1 ounce; the blackest part of Japanic Earth 1 dram; Balsam of Peru half a dram; Oil of Nutmeg 2 drops; Syrup of Raspberries 3 ounces, mix.
Sometimes (when there's no fear of a Diarrhea) I omit the Japanic Earth, and add fresh Butter half an ounce; for its oileyness and smoothness makes the Bark much easier to be swallow'd, and then
it sits not so hard upon the Stomach neither.
If it chance to occasion a Diarrhea, I add powder of Balaustines: And to the Evening and Morning Doses 15 or 20 drops of Liquid Laudanum.
Its a true Specific against any sort of of Intermitting, or fairly Remitting Fevers, and is contrived for 8 Doses, to be given every 3 or 4 hours.
A Peruvian Astringent Electuary.
Take powder'd Bark of Peru 1 ounces; Balsam of Tolu, Japanic Earth, each 1 dram; Mr. Boyle's Syrup as much as is sufficient, mix.
Its a special and very effectual Remedy for the spitting of Blood, for it consolidates and (as 'twere Hermetically) seals up the gaping or ruptur'd Vessels; and that without danger of an Ulcer to the Lungs, which frequently happens upon taking other Medicines, to the irreparable detriment of the Sick. Also after due Phlebotomy, it extinguishes Colliquative Hectic Fevers, as faith the Communicator.
Its for ten Doses to be taken twice of thrice a day, with two or three Spoonfuls of Plantain or Snail Water.
A Peruvian Epileptic Electuary.
Take powder'd Bark 6 drams; Virginia Snake root 2 drams; Syrup of Piony as much as needs, mix it up into a soft Electuary.
I (i.e. Dr. A.) have Experimentally found it a most prevalent and most certain Remedy.
It (after due Evacuations) 1 dram be given to adult Persons (and less a Dose to others) Morning and Evening, for three or four Months, and afterwards three of four days before change and full of the Moon, it absolutely eradicates Epileptic and Hysteric Diseases; and also those odd Epileptic Saltations called St. Vitus's Dance, in which the Affected are vexed with a thousand ridiculous Gesticulations and Leapings, after the manner of those in Apulia, that are bitten by a Tarantula, as the most ingenious Roman Physician, Dr. Baglivi hath decrib'd it.
But though the said excellent Author accuse the Bark, as being th cause of incurable Mesenteric Obstructions, for my part I could never yet observe any such Effect, provided the body were rightly prepared for it. Yet I must acknowledge, that in continual, malignant, petechial Fevers, Jaundice and Child bed Women, (during the flowing of the Lochia) its
accounted destructive. Thus far as Dr. A. but Dr. Morton is of another Opinion (De Morbis acutis, p. 139.) saying, Cortex in Puerperio salubriter Ministratur. The Bark is an wholesome Medicine for Child-bed Women.
An Electuary of Piony.
Take conserve of Piony flowers 1 ounce; powder'd Piony root 6 drams, Piony seed excorticated 2 drams; Balsam of Peru 4 scruple; Syrup of Piony 3 ounces, mix.
Its prevalent against the falling Sickness, and such like Convulsive Diseases.
Take Poterius his Antihectic half an ounce; Haly's powder fresh made 1 ounce and half; Syrup of Jujubes as much as suffices, mix,
It destroys all manner of exotic, corruptive Sharpness and Asperities of the Blood and Juices; and induces a Balsamic, Soft and Oleose disposition. Its second to none in an Hectic Fever, and may be taken to two or three drams twice a day, with a draught of Asses Milk.
A Purging Electuary.
Take powder of Jalap roots 2 drams; Rhubarb 1 dram; Scammony (prepared with Sulphur) 1 scruple; Cream of Tarter 2 scruples; Oil of Anniseed and Cloves, each 2 drops; Lenitive Electuary 1 ounces; Syrup of Roses solutive half an ounce; or as much as serve to make it up.
The Dose is from 2 drams to half an ounce, or 6 drams in the morning, with due observance.
The Quadrate Electuary.
Take powder'd Rosemary leaves half an ounce; Syrup of Stechas 1 ounce and half; Balsam of Peru 12 drops; Oil of Nutmeg and Rosemary, each 2 drops, mix.
Its design'd against cold Affections of the Head and Breast.
The Electuary of Rhubarb.
Take conserve of red Roses 6 drams; Diascordium half an ounce; powder'd Rhubarb 2 drams; Oil of Nutmeg and Cinnamon, each 2 drops; Liquid Laudanum 80 drops; Syrup of Quinces half an ounce, mix.
I like better of leaving the Laudanum out of the Compositions, and dropping it into each Dose at the taking.
It easeth the pain of the Guts, very gently turn out the Morbific Matter, and pins the door after it, and stops a Loosness. The Dose is 3 drams or half an ounce at Bed time.
The Royal Electuary.
Take conserve of Gilly flowers 2 ounces; of Hips, Gelly of Rasberries and of Currants, Juice of Kermes strain'd, each half an ounce; Ambergrise (well ground in a Mortar, first with Sugar Candy 16 grains; and after with Oil of Vitriol 4 drops) 4 grains; having wrought it up into an Electuary, and added as much Oil of Vitriol as may make it pleasant, pass it through a pulping Sieve.
A Sanative Electuary.
Take Sperma Ceti 1 dram; yellow Wax 3 drams; Oil of sweet Almonds 1 ounce; having melted all together, and taken it from the Fire, keep it continually stirr'd, and when its almost cold, and hath consistence enough to stand, mix in a Mortar with conserve of red Roses 1 ounce and half; clarifi'd Honey 1 ounce; and so make it into an Electuary.
Its very profitable against a tickling Cough, erosions of the Mouth and first Passages, thrush Dysentary, &c. The Dose 2 or 3 drams, four times a day or oftner.
An Electuary of Satyrion.
Take candy'd Satryion root 2 ounces; candy'd Eryngo root 1 ounce; candy'd Nutmeg half an ounce; Juice of Kermes, Spirit of Clary, each 2 drams; long Pepper powder'd 16 grains, mix.
Its an Aphrodisiac, and after a singular manner, restores People that are Consumptive and Emaciated. The Dose 2 or 3 drams, Evening and Morning with a glass of old Malaga or Tent Wine.
An hot Scorbutic Electuary.
Take Scurvy grass 3 ounces; Currants, white Sugar searced fine, each 1 ounce and half; powder of Arum compound 6 drams; Winter Bark 2 drams; Oil of sassaphras 4 drops; Syrup of Elder berries 1 ounce, or as much as needs.
It abounds with a smart, pungitive, volatile Salt, and therefore Volatiliseth fixt and acid Salt; mends the Blood and Juices, when over-run with a scorbytic
Dyscrasy, dissolves Coagulations, beats open Obstructions, carries away Feculencies, both by Sweat and Urine, is available against the rancid sort of Scurvy, Jaundise, Dropsy, Palsy, &c. Let half an ounce be taken twice a day, for a Month running. Steel may be added if the Case require.
A temperate Scorbutic Electuary.
Take conserve of wood Sorrel 4 ounces; of Hips 1 ouncel powder of red Coral half an ounce; of Ivory, Harts-horn, each 2 drams; Syrup of the opening roots 2 ounces, mix.
Its a well suited Medicine to those that are Scorbutic, and of hot Constitution. It restores the lost Ferment of the Stomach assists the Ventricle and Viscera serving to Chylification, in the performance of their Office, tempers and depurates the Blood, and adust Juices, discharges Stoppages and promotes Urine. The Dose half an ounce twice a day.
A Splanchnic Electuary.
Take conserve of Roman (or Sea) Wormwood and of Scurvy grass, each 2 ounces; candy'd Elecampane root half and ounce: powder of Arum compound 3 drams; long Pepper,
Salt of Wormwood, each half a dram; Syrup of Fumitory 1 ounce, mix.
It has the same Virtues with Splanchnic Decoction, only 'tis hotter. The Dose 2 or 3 drams twice a day.
A Stomachic Electuary.
Take conserve of red Roses and Roman Wormwood, each 1 ounce and half; conserve of Mint, yellow Orange peel, green Ginger, Venice Treacle, each half an ounce; long Pepper 24 grains; Oil of Cinnamon 4 drops; Oil of Cloves 2 drops; Syrup of Quinces sufficient to make it up, mix.
When we would have Electuaries (or Powders) remain good a while in the Stomach, its best to give them alone, without a Liquid Vehicle, and permit no sort of Drink that may wash them off in an hour after. Upon this account also its requisite, that such Electuaries be made of a grateful Taste, and soft Consistence, that they may be the better swallow'd down.
It corrects the coldness, crudity and laxity of the Stomach, breaks off Wind, restores Appetite, helps Digestion, cures Vomiting. Let the quantity of a Walnut be taken an hour before Meals for an Appetite, and just after Meals for Digestion.
A Styptic Electuary.
Take conserve of red Roses 3 ounces; Astringent Crocus of Mars 3 drams; Sugar of Lead 1 dram; Syrup of Quinces (or of dry'd Roses) half an ounce, mix.
It stays immoderate Flux of the Menses, and all inward Hemorrhagies. The Dose half an ounce.
A Sulphurate Electuary.
Take conserve of red Roses 2 ounces; Balsam of Sulphur Terebinthinated 1 dram, mix.
It resists Putrefication, mundifies, consolidates, dries, roborates and tempers Acids, is used for Defluxions into the Breast, Cough and beginning Consumption. But when an Hectic is once begun, Sulphureous Medicines are too hot, and must be forborn. And some forbid Balsam of Sulphur in a Consumption, where there hath been a breach in the Lungs and spitting of Blood. The Dose 2 drams, twice or thrice a day.
A Terebinthinate Electuary.
Take conserve of red Roses 4 ounces; Oil of Turpentine 80 drops, mix.
Its an excellent useful thing for a Cough that is caused by thick Phlegm impacted in the Lungs; for purulent Exulcerations, where there is no great Hectic Fever, as also to deterge the Reins, and enforce Urine. Dose 2 or 3 drams twice a day.
An Electuary with Turmeric.
Take conserve of Celandine leaves 1 ounce; powder'd Turmeric half an ounce; Troches (or rather dried flesh) of Vipers 3 drams; Rhubarb, Saffron, each half a dram; Syrup of Fumitory as much as suffices, mix.
It Revives the [Sigma Upsilon Mu Omega Sigma Zeta] of the Blood, adds fresh vigour to the depressed Volatile Salt, stimulates and gives motion to the Bile stagnating in the Liver, and so happily cure the Jaundise. Dose the quantity of a Walnut, twice a day, with a glass of white Wine after it.
1. An Electuary of Zedoary.
Take powder'd Zedoary 1 ounce; Balsam of Peru 2 drams; Syrup of Piony 3 ounces; mix.
Its for the Colic.
2. An Electuary of Zedoary.
Take conserve of Marjoram 6 drams; Balsam of Peru 2 drams; long Pepper 16 drams; powder'd Zedoary 1 ounce; Diacodium 2 ounces, mix.
Its helpful in a Colic Fit, and may be given, after way made through the Intestines by Cathartics: But its main use is for prevention of an habitual Hysteric Colic, where the Stomach and Guts are cold, lax, and weak. The Dose 2 drams twice a day at a good distance from Meals.
A Cardiac Eleosaccharum.
Take Oil of Cinnamon 6 drops; Saffron, Musk, Ambergrise, each 3 grains; white Sugar 45 grains; make it into a powder to be divided into 6 Doses, and given in a fitting Vehicle.
A Anodyne Elixir.
Take Camphire, Myrrh, Saffron, each half an ounce; Contrayerva root, Cloves, each 1 ounce; Opium 2 drams; Spirit of Wine rectify'd without Heat (after describ'd) 20 ounces; Digest in a Dunghil 6 weeks then Decant the clear Liquor for use.
Its one of the best Medicines to cure Colic and Nephritic pains, it resists Poison causeth Sweat, and is much esteem'd, at Leyden, saith Dr. A.
The Dose is from 5 to 20 drops in a fitting Vehicle.
A Cathartic Elixir.
Take Senna 6 drams; Rhubarb 2 drams; Liquorice 1 dram and half; Aniseed, Caraways, each 1 dram: Cochineal 1 scruple; Saffron half a scruple; Brandy 12 ounces; Aqua Miribalis, Cinnamon water, each 2 ounces; after due infusion, strain and add Syrup of Roses solutive 2 ounces, mix.
I account this as the best I ever met with of this kind. The Dose is 2 Spoonfuls at Night, and 3 the next Morning; or else 5 or 6 Spoonfuls in the Morning only.
A Stomach Elixir.
Take Elixir Proprietatis tartaris'd 3 drams; Oil of Cloves, Nutmeg, each 6 drops; Oli if Mint 2 drops; Oil of (137,138) Wormwood 1 drop; mix.
The Dose is 15 or 20 drops in a draught of Sack, of Sherry Wine, in the Morning.
A Stomach Elixir with Cinnamon.
Take Elixir Proprietatis tartaris'd 3 drams; Oil of Cinnamon 12 drops; mix.
The Dose is 15 or 20 drops in a glass of Wine.
Take luke warm Water 1 pint; Oil of Olive (or sweet Almonds) 4 ounces; mix for a Draught.
Take green Thea half an ounce; boil it in Water (or Ale) from 1 pint to half a pint for a Draught.
Take Oxymel of Squills 6 drams; Salt of Vitriol 4 grains; mix for a Child 6 years old.
Take Oxymel of Squills 3 ounces; drink it in a draught of Posset.
Take Oxymel of Squills 1 ouncel Salt of Vitriol 15 grains; Infusion of Crocus Metalorum 3 drams, mix.
Take Oxymel of Squills 2 ounces; Salt of Vitriol 1 dram and half; Cinnamon Water 2 ounces, mix, and let 2 or 3 spoonfuls be taken twice or thrice an hour, as long as Vomiting is desir'd to be continu'd.
Take Oxymel of Squills, Oil of sweet Almonds, each 4 ounces; let 2 ounces be taken, and repeated 'till it operate.
Take Groundsel 1 handful and half; Currants half a handful; Aniseed (added at last)
2 drams; boil in Ale 12 ounces to half a pint, for a draught.
Take inner rind of Elder 2 handfuls; boil in Milk and Water, each half a pint, 'till half be evaporated, and strain it out for 1 Dose.
Take green Assarabacca from 5 leaves to 9, bruise and pour on them Ale (or white Wine) 3 ounces; let them stand together cold an hour, and then strain and squeeze out the Liquor for a Dose.
Take Emetic Tartar fron 1 grain to 5 or 6.
Take Emetic Wine (prepared with Crocus Metallorum, and glass of Antimony in white Wine) from 20 drops (which Dose I have known given to a small infant) to 6 drams 1 ounce or 10 drams.
Take powder'd root of Ipeca coanna, from half a scruple (for a Child) to half a dram, 2 scruple, or (at the most for a grown Man) 1 dram.
It were to be wished, that young Practitioners (for whose sake I compil'd this Pharmacopeia) would be very cautious in the use of, or rather would wholly forbear, the following Emetics.
All sorts of Spurges.
Regulus }of Antimony}
Crocus Metallorum }in Substance
Sulphur of Antimony.
Flowers of Antimony.
Mercurius Vita, which hath been called Mercurius Mortis.
The Arabic Emulsion.
Take Gum Arabick 1 ounce; bruise and boil it in fine Barly water 1 quart; 'till it be wholly dissolved; with this solution, and Mallow seed, white Poppy seed, and sweet Almonds blanch'd, each half an ounce; make an Emulsion according to art; to which add Sugar of Lead 16 grains, Syrup of Marsh Mallows 3 ounces; mix.
In any scalding of Urine, caused either be Acrimony of the Blood, or by Epispasticks, or gravelly Sand, it's a present Remedy. The Dose 4 or 6 ounces, two, three, four or more times a day.
A Balsamic Emulsion.
Take Balsam of Tolu 6 drams; decoct it in fine Barly water 3 pints to 1 quart, when it's cold strain it, adding sweet Almonds blanch'd 6 drams; Balm of Gilead 16 drops; white Sugar 1 ounce; make an Emulsion according to art.
It's a fit Prescription for consumptive Persons, for it softens down harsh Juices; comforts the Lungs; discusses crude Tubercles; corrects Putrefaction, and makes the Parts sound.
Give a draught of 4 ounces four times a day.
Take Gum Ammoniacum 1 dram and a half, having dissolv'd it cold in a Mortar, in Hysop Water 4 ounces, and Rhenish Wine 2 ounces; strain it out for 2 Doses.
In an Asthma it's accounted an extraordinary, and never failing Remedy, and puts off the suffocating Fit so effectually, that I have not seen a better, saith the Author. Consil. 34.
A Cathartic Emulsion.
Take Rosin of Scammony, (or Scammony powder'd fine) half a scruple, or as much as suits the Patient's Constitution; Yolk of Egg 2 drams; white Sugar 1 dram; Damask Rose, and Barly, Cinnamon Water, each 6 drams; mix for one Dose.
This Rosin is wont to be faulty upon two accounts, either it will not dissolve in the Body, but be cast out again unaltered, without causing any purgation at all, or
it will stick in the folds of the Ventricle, and Intestines, so as to work ruggedly, and cause sickness at Stomach, Vomiting, Gripes, and Hypercatharsis. But thus broken into minute Particles, and divided, and kept asunder by the admixture of the Yolk, it's perfectly cicurated, and useth to do its business effectually, and safely enough.
A Common Emulsion.
Take sweet Almonds blanch'd, Cucumber, and white Poppy Seeds, each half an ounce; refined Sugar 1 ounce; beat these all together in a marble Mortar, 'till they are almost like Paste; then adding fine Barly Water, by little and little, a quart, and make an Emulsion, according to art, which strain and squeeze out, thro' a linnen cloth.
If the Sugar be thus beaten in with the Almonds and Seeds, it will fetch out their oiley parts, and make the Emulsion the whiter and better.
The uses are great and many:
1. For Heat, Estuosity, Erosions of the Stomach, and Thisrt: 2. For Fervors and Tortors of the Bladder, scalding Urine, and Gonorrhea: 3. Ebullation and Acrimony of the Blood in inflammatory Fevers, Pleurisies, Rheumatism, Watchings,
and Delirium. 4. To supply and restore Serum when deficient in an ardent and hectic Fevers, the Body being parch'd and dry'd up: Summarily to Lenify, Supple, Refrigerate and Humect.
Let the Patient take a full satisfying Draught at Pleasure: if the Stomach be very tender and weak, let it be given warm.
A Cordial Emulsion.
Take Epidemial and compound Piony Water, each 4 ounces; Citron seeds half an ounce; make an Emulsion, to which (when strained) add Sugar of Pearl 3 drams; Oil of Nutmeg 1 drop, mix. In malignant Fevers, let the Sick take 2 or 3 spoonfuls twice ot thrice a day.
An Emulsion with Harts-horn.
Take Decoction of burnt Harts-horn (not clear but white) 1 quart; sweet Almonds blanch'd, white Poppy seeds, each half an ounce; make an Emulsion, to which (when strained) add strong Cinnamon Water 2 ounces; Oil of Nutmeg 1 drop; fine Sugar 1 ounce, mix.
Its used with happy Success for constant drink, in such Fevers as are accompanied with a symptomatic Diarrhea.
Calcin'd Harts-horn being a meer Terra Damnata, wholly bereav'd of all Salts, must needs, as it boils in Water, and leave its Pores empty and esurient: And then that esurient Water taken into our Viscera and Vessels, will greedily suck into it whatsoever Salts it finds, and will carry them out of the Body with it. And (as I judge) this is the manner how it correcteth the Ventricle and Intestines, and edulcorateth the Blood and Juices.
Dr. Mayow (de Thermis Bath, 264.) lends us some light in this Matter, saying, if the Salt of Tartar be mixt with Spring Water, a Precipitation follows, and it turns white, which is certain Proof, that Spring water have an acid Salt in them.
A Pacific Emulsion.
Take white Poppy seed 2 drams; 1 sweet Almond blanch'd, with red Poppy water 3 ounces and half and make an Emulsion; to which add Mint water 1 dram; Diacodium 3 drams; for a single Dose.
It sooths up and composeth to quiet, the mad, raging Spirits, and perswadeth Sleep: Its more temperate than Laudanum, and lieth not so heavy on the Stomach as Diacodium.
An Emuslion of Piony.
Take Piony and white Poppy seed, blanch'd Almonds, each half an ounce; fine Loaf Sugar 1 ounce; Oil of Nutmeg 2 drops; when they are well beaten together, add by degrees, black Cherry water 1 quart; make an Emulsion according to art, to which, when strain'd, add compound Piony water 2 ounces, mix.
N. B. after this manner may any Chymical Oil be commodiously mix'd up, and made fit to take. Or it may be done with the help of Yolk of Egg, as in the Juniper Mixture, which see.
Its given for the Epilepsy, and all Convulsive Diseases, but especially of egregious use in Fevers with Head Ach, frightful Dreams, snatching of the Tendons, &c.
The Dose from 2 to 4 ounces, every eigth or sixth hour.
A Styptic Emulsion.
Take Comfrey root, cut into thin rundles 4 ounces; boil it in water 3 pints to 1 quart; strain out the Liquor, with which and sweet Almonds blanch'd, white Poppy and Henbane seeds, each half an ounce; white Sugar 1 ounce; make an Emulsion, and dissolve it in Salt Prunnel 1 dram; sugar of Lead 1 scruple.
It refrigerates, contempers and incrassates the Blood; closeth up the Mouths of the Vessels, pacifieth the unquiet Spirits, and is a useful thing to stay Bleeding at the Nose, spitting of Blood, flux of the Hemorrhoids or Menses. The Dose is 4 ounces twice a day.
An Aluminous Epithem.
Take burnt Alume powder'd half an ounce; Nutmeg 1 dram; honey of Roses as much as is sufficient to make it of the Consistence of an Ointment, which spread upon Paper, and bind upon that side of the Face that is in pain, with a convenient Cloth.
The Tooth Ach is entitled to it, and it hath place, when the Cause is not an hollow, rotten Tooth, but a sharp Rheum affecting the whole Jaw, and one side of the Face, which bringeth a conflux of Humours, and Inflammation. For it repels very powerfully.
An Anodyne Epithem.
Take Brandy 4 ounces; Camphire half a dram; Opium 2 drams, dissolve.
It comforts the Nervous parts, by its warmth appeaseth the raging Spirits, penetrates deep, sets open the Pores, attenuates, dissipates, obtunds the dolorific Matter, and drives it off by Diaphoresis.
An Epithem of Calx.
Take Calx 2 ounces; thin Honey as much as id sufficient to bring it to the consistence of an Unguent, to be spread upon Leather, applied to the part affected, and renew'd as often as it grows dry.
It must be mingled with Care and Artifice (especially if the Calx be new calcin'd and unslack'd) otherwise 'twill rise into Bubbles, and grow into Lumps. I have sometimes added common soft Soap.
Its a notable Experiment, and well proved, against fixt, scorbutic Pains and joint Rheumatisms. I never offer'd at it in the true Gout, but I am of the Opinion 'twould be very available, and it may be the safer ventur'd upon, because it doth not repel. Its a good thing to lay on Chilblains that are not broke.
A Cordial Epithem.
Take Queen of Hungary's Water 6 drams; compound Spirits of Lavender, Spirit of Saffron, each 2 drams; Apopletic Balsam 1 scruple; Oil of Cloves 10 drops; mix.
Its a proper Prescription against swooning Fits and palpitation of the Heart. But is not agreeable to Hysteric Women, because of its perfume, which few of them can bear.
An Epithem of Sugar of Lead.
Take Vinegar half a pint; Sugar of Lead 1 ounce, dissolve.
Fold a Linnen Cloth, dip it into this Liquor, apply it absolutely cold to the Region of the Heart; and as often as it waxeth warm repeat it cold again.
'Twas communicated to me by an eminent Physician, as a miraculous Experiment, against bleeding at the Nose. He told me, 'twill at first (by reason of its Cold) strike the Patient into a little quaking and shaking like the Horror of an Ague Fit, and in a small time after, let the flux of Blood be never so pouring, 'twill most certainly stop it.
A Saponaceous Epithem.
Take the Spirit that comes over first in the Distillation of Magistral Worm water 6 ounces; Spirit of Scurvy grass 2 drams; Spirit of Salt Armoniac 6 drams; Venice Soap scraped thin 1 ounce and half; Camphire 6 drams; opium 1 dram; Saffron half a dram; Give it due Digestion, and then decant the clear.
It mightily relieves and succours Gouty People, where it proves not too hot, for it roborates the part affected without any manner of Repulsion; streightens out painful Crispations of the Fibres, appeases
wild rioting Spirits, sheaths up sharp points of Salts, dissipates dolorific Ichor, and draws it off by Transpiration.
John Conrade Rhumelius, hath given us the following pretty concise Prescript, which I suppose this was meant to be an improvement of.
Take Venice soap 2 ounces; Camphire from 2 drams to half an ounce; Spirit of Wine as much needs, give it due Digestion; then having separated it from its Feces, keep it for use, and let it be applied to the pain'd Part with Linnen Cloths.
A Chymical Errhine.
Take Turbith Mineral half a scruple; powder of Liquorice half a dram; Nutmeg 1 scruple; Oil of Rosemary 2 drops; make it all into a powder, to be snuffed up into the Nose in a very small quantity.
Errhines are to be us'd chiefly in the Morning, but (if need be) at any other time also. They draw out of the Head and Nose, abundance of Water, Mucus and Viscid Phlegm, and are pertinently prescrib'd against such Illnesses of the Head, as are caus'd by tough, clammy Matter, and have been of long continuance and contumacious, such as gravative Head Ach, Palsy and drowsy Distempers.
This of Turbith is wonderfully powerful, brings off especially thin Lympha (as though it raised a Salivation through the Nose) so plentifully and streamingly, that none can imagine it, who hath not seen it. but if repeated too often, 'twill fret the Membrane of the Nostrils, and make it sore, therefore after every time of using it, it would not be amiss to snuff up warm Milk or Oil.
An Errhine of Elaterium.
Dip Cotton into it, and having shaped it fitting, put it up in the Nostrils.
Ludovicus (Pharmac. p.147.) Decocts Euphorbium half a dram in Water half a pint, then strains it out and uses it sparingly, because 'tis corrosive and semi-virulent.
An Errhine of Juices.
Take leaves of Honey suckle 4 handfuls; Primrose 3 handfuls; Betony 2 handfuls Marjoram 1 handful; stamp these and strain out their Juice.
Put some of it in the Palm of your Hand, and snuff it up two or three times, or let it be be blown up with a Quill of Tobacco Pipe.
A solid Errhine.
Take Confectio Hamech, powder'd Scammony, each 2 drams; Euphorbium 16 grains, make it into a Mass like Paste, out of which form longish Pellets to be thrust up the Nose, and to be kept an hour with a Mufler.
A Vitriolic Errhine.
Take Marjoram water (or Thea made with Marjoram) 1 ounce; dissolve in it Salt of Vitriol half a scruple.
Ettmuller Takes white Vitriol 2 drams, water 8 ounces dissolves, and lets it stand to precipitate.
Sometimes he allows but 2 scruples to 8 ounces; but if it be too strong, it may be easily weakened, to an y degree with Water.
'Tis one of the best Errhine, to bring away Mucus and plenty of Rheum: And if it be made mild, it may be used to new
born Babes, when their Nostrils are stopt.
A Cordial Hysteric Essence.
Take the Oil of Cloves 30 drops; Oil of Almonds 6 drops; Oil of Aniseed 4 drops, mix.
Or to these may be added Spirit of Salt Armoniac 2 drams.
After the same manner may be contriv'd of Chymical Oils, infinite other Essences, Stomachic, Carminative, Cephalic, Diuretic, &c. according to the various Intentions of the Prescriber.
Let 3 drops be taken drop'd on a lump of Sugar, or Sugar Cake, or in Beer, Wine, or other appropriate Vehicle.
This easily parable, and cheap Expression hath the same Virtues with the temperate Scorbutic Expression, but Refrigerates much more.
Among other its uses, I esteem it a very admirable thing against Bleeding at the Nose, and Inflammation of the Eyes.
It may be drank to half a pint twice a day.
After due purging (or Vomiting if needful) give 3 ounces three times a day, 'till the Jaundise wear off.
Millipedes abound in Volatile Salt (as all Insects do) they incide, and dissolve tough clammy Phlegm wheresoever it sticks, attenuate, exalt and depurate the Blood, penetrate into the Glands, Nerves, Fibres, smallest Pipes and Passages, piercing through Obstructions, deterging, cleansing and comforting, and are famous for their Diuretic quality. They are used in
cases of Gravel, Sand, Dropsy, Jaundise, King's-Evil, Cough, Phthisic, Consumption at the beginning, Hypochondriac Affects; Scorbutic Joint Pains, dimness of Sight. They procure and preserve a good Skin and fine Complexion, and are much celebrated for an internal Medicine in sore Breasts, Malign Phagedenic Ulcers and Cancers.
They seem not convenient for such as have hot, thin Blood: And I have heard (but can't say much to it from my own Experience) that if they be given at Night in large quantities, they will occasion scalding of Urine; and when they do so, the true Remedy of it is, Balsam of Capivy.
The Dose is 3 ounces every Morning for a long time.
The Title denotes its Virtues. Give half of it in the Morning, and the rest at 4 in the Afternoon every day.
The strange Obstinacy of this Distemper calls for an equal perseverance in the use of Remedies. Bleeding being first performed, Give children a Spoonful after every Fit of Coughing, and give it unweariedly, 'till the Cough be conquered at last, and quite drove away.
It gives a check to the raging Orgasme of the Spirits; qualifies the servour of the rarified boiling Blood; melts down gellied Lympha, and provokes Urine.
After needful Bleeding, (without which nothing will signifie much) let 5 spoonfuls be given each other Hour.
It clarifies and invigorates the Brain and Nerves, and it is of use in Convuslive Maladies, Essential Headach, Megrim, Vertigo, Palsey, and Hysterick Affections.
Give 3 ounces every Night and Morning.
It's dedicated to the service of such melancholy Persons, as are of an Adult, hot and dry Temperament, for it corrects atrabilarious Blood, qualifies its Ebullitions, tempers flatulent Estuosities of the Hypochondria, refrigerates the over-heated Brain, condenses rarified and restrains
boisterous Spirits, precipitates Salts, and carries them off by Urine.
The Dose is 6 ounces twice or thrice a day, for a long course of time.
This is truly a present and trusty Remedy for such a Diarrhea as ought to be stop'd, whether it proceed from Acrimony and Fermentation of Humours, or weakness and slipperiness of the Guts, either with or without Gripes. If any find it too cold for them, it may easily be holp, with Cinnamon water or Venice Treacle.
The Dose is 6 Spoonfuls, twice or thrice, or oftener, as the Case shall require.
which when clear, pour off, and sweeten with Sugar to make it palatable.
Its very advantageous for those Scorbutic People, that are of an hot Constitution, and apt to be troubles with Erratic Flushings, hectic Heats, and wasting of Flesh. Let 4 ounces be drank twice a day.
It emulates the Vitrues of hot Scorbutick Ale, (which turn back to ) let 4 Spoonfuls be taken thrice a day, in a Draught of Ale or Beer.
It refrigerateth, tempereth, depurateth, and incrassateth the Blood; also it constringeth the gaping, and healeth the wounded or broken Vessles, and upon these accounts cureth spitting of Blood, and all sorts of Hemorrahagies.
The Dose is 3 ounces twice or thrice dailey, till the Cure succeed: But Laxatives must be interposed at due times.
To this (drawn off clear) add Malaga Raisins stoned and shred small half a pound; Liquorice 2 ounces; powder'd Japanic Earth 1 ounce; boil 'till it come to half a gallon, then strain it out, and having added Cochineal 4 scruples; set it on a moderate Fire, to evaporate 'till it come to a consistence of Honey.
I have often caus'd this extraordinary neat and efficacious Medicine to be prepared, and ever esteem'd it the more excellent upon this account, that though it be a thick, glewy sort of Mucilage, yet by reason of its grateful Austerity, it doth not (like all other Incrassating Pectorals) relax, and sit heavy upon the Stomach; But on the other hand, comforts it, and strengthens and confirms its Tone.
Its Business is, to moisten the Membranes of the Larynx when parch'd, appease them
when Irritated, heal them when excoriated: To refrigerate the Glands when over-heated; soften them when swell'd hard, and constringe them when lax and spungy: To temper the Acrimony of the Serum, Incrassate it, when too thin, and restrain it, when flying out. And so upon these Accounts, its a moist substantial and adequate Remedy for a Rheumatic Cough and Asperity of the Throat. To be taken like a Linctus.
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