The Pharmacopeia Extemporanea
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Take Vinegar 1 pint; dissolve it over the Fire Nitre 1 ounce; Camphire dram.
Take Camomile flowers 2 ounces; Juniper and Bay berries, each 1 ounce; Crude Salt Armoniac half an ounce; boil in water 3 quarts to 2 quarts, adding at last, Seeds of sweet Fennel, Caraway, Cummin and Anise bruis'd, each half an ounce; to the strain'd add...
Take roots of Smalage 4 ounces; roots of Fennel, Linseed, each 2 ounces; Herbs Pellitory of the Wall, Mallows, Arsmart, Camomile flowers, each 2 handfuls; boil in Water 3 quarts to 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve crude Salt Armoniac ( or if you cannot...
Take Oak leaves green 10 handfuls; boil them in a close cover'd Pot in a strong Wine Vinegar as much as needful for a Foment, with which let the Anus be fomented, and the hot Vapor received up into it.
Take Nitre 2 ounces; Salt Armoniac 1 ounce; Spirit of Wine with a great deal of Phlegm in it 1 quart; mix and dissolve in a glass.
Take the roots of Marsh Mallow, white Lily, each 1 ounce and half; Herbs Mallows, Mullein, Henbane, flowers of Elder, Camomile, Melilot, each 1 handful; Seeds of Flax, Fenugreek, each 6 drams; boil in Water 3 quarts to 2 quarts, and strain.
Take Onion, Linseed, each 4 ounces; Herbs Henbane, Toad flax, Tarrow, Mullein, each 2 handfuls; boil in Water 3 quarts to 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve Opium 2 drams; mix and use it
Take Mullein, Tarrow, Plantain, Elder leaves, each 4 handfuls; Pomgranate peel 1 ounce; Boil in Water and rough red Wine, each 3 Pints to 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve Alum half an ounce; Sugar of Lead 2 drams, mix.
Take green leaves (or in the Winter time, inner Bark) of Elder 4 handfuls; boil in Water 3 pints to 1 quart; in the strain'd dissolve common Soap 1 ounce.
Take round Birthwort roots 1 ounce; common Wormwood dry'd, Lavender Cotton, Tansy, tops of Savine, each 1 handful; Bears foot half a handfuls; Coloquintida, Aloes, each 1 dram; make a Decoction in Water 3 pints to 1 quart, and strain.
It mollifies, discusses, eases Pain. Is certainly very helpful in a spurious, pituitous or flatulent Pleurisy, where the Matter lieth outward, and there's no great Inflammation, for it relaxeth the rigidly tense Fibrilla; quieteth the painfully agitated...
Take Vine and Willow leaves, Lettuce, each 2 handfuls; whitewater Lily flowers, red Roses, each 1 handful; white Poppy heads (with the seeds) 2 ounces; boil in Water 1 gallon to 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve Opium 2 drams.
Take Ground Pine, Southernwood, each 4 handfuls; boil in Water 3 quarts to 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve (168, 169) Salt of Tarter, and Salt Armoniac, each 2 ounces.
Take Ground Pine, Henbane, each two handfuls; Winters Cinnamon half an ounce; Horse-Radish root, Earth Worms (added at last) each 2 ounces; boil in Limewater 3 pints to 1 quart; to the strain'd add Spirit of Scurvy grass 2 ounces; Opium 1 dram, mix.
Take dry'd Tobacco leaves 1 ounce; infuse warm two hours in Water 2 quarts; in the strain'd dissolve Gum Ammoniac half an ounce.
This is indeed a noble Remedy, notably comforting, warming, strengthening, and is used with good Success, when the Stomach being grown cold and flaccid, is troubles with Flatus, Pain, Queasiness, Vomiting, loss of Appetite and ill Digestion. Its good also...
Take white Poppy heads (cut, and bruis'd with their Seeds) Dill seeds, each 2 ounces; leaves of Henbane, Hounds tongue, common Night shade, each 2 handfuls; boil in Water 3 quarts to 2 quarts, and strain it out.
Take Oak bark 2 ounces; Pomegranate peel half an ounce; Balaustines, red Roses dry'd, each 1 handful; boil in Water 2 quarts to 1 quart, stain and add rough red Wine half a pint; to these may also be added Alume 2 drams or half an ounce.
Take roots of white Bryony 4 ounces; round Birthwort 2 ounces; Zedory, Bayberries, each 1 ounce; Herbs Feverfew, Mugwort, Savine tops, Camomile flowers, each 2 handfuls; boil in Water 1 gallon to 5 pints; to the strain'd add Brandy 1 pint; mix for a...
Take Unguent of Alabaster 1 dram and half; Oil of Mace by expression 1 scruple; Opium (dissolv'd in a little Rose water) half a scruple, mix.
Take Camphire 8 grains; Vinegar 1 ounce; red Rose Water 7 ounces; dissolve.
Take powder'd Mastic, Frankincense, each 2 drams; white Chalk, Bean Meal, each half an ounce; white of Egg well beaten, Oil of Roses, each 6 drams; Vinegar as much as needs to make it fit for spreading on a Cloth.
Take Breast Milk, white of Egg well beaten, each 1 ounce; Opium 10 grains; Camphire 5 grains; mix and use it to the Forehead cold.
Take red Rose Water 4 ounces; Vinegar of Roses 2 ounces; Oil of Roses 1 ounce; white of one Egg, mix.
Take Olibanum, Amber, Benjamin, Storax calamite, Gum of Guaiacum, Balsam of Tolu, each 2 scruples; reduce all into a course Powder to sprinkle upon live Coals for a Smoak.
Take Benjamin 1 ounce; Storax calamite half an ounce; Labdanum 2 drams, Musk, Ambergrise, each 1 grain and half; with mucilage of Gum Tragacanth, make Troches; of which and dust of Willow coals being added, odiferous Candles may be made.
Take Gum Guaiacum, Gum of Juniper, Mastic, Benjamin, Myrrh, Orpiment, each 1 dram; Cloves 2 drams; Balsam of Peru 16 drops; make them into a gross Powder, to be strew'd on Coals to perfume a Night Cap with.
Take Cyperous roots 1 ounce and half; Calamus aromatic, Willow coals, each 1 ounce; Storax calamite, Benjamin, each 2 drams; with mucilage of Gum Tragacanth (Extracted with the Spirit of Wine) make Pastils according to Art.
Take Male Frankincense, Amber, Cloves, each half a dram; red Roses, Balaustines, each 2 drams; make a gross Powder, the Fume of which is to be receiv'd (after the Anus is put up) through a close Stool Chair.
Take Beetles 3 drams; Eel skins minced small 1 dram; make a Powder.
Take Fistic nut peel, Myrrh, Amber, each 2 drams; Sulphur vive, Orpiment, each 1 dram; make all into a gross Powder, the Smoak of which is to be receiv'd into the Mouth, be the help of a Funnel inversed.
Take white Poppy heads half an ounce; Mullein half a handful; red Roses; Balaustines; Frankincense each half a dram; Mastic 1 dram; make a gross Powder; the Smoak whereof ( cast upon the Coals) is to be received through a perforated Chair.