The Pharmacopeia Extemporanea
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Take Camphire cut into thin slices 2 drams; grind it in a Glass Mortar, pouring into it (by little and little) Juice of Lemons 1 ounce; when it's dissolved, add White Wine 1 pint, strain; and having tied the remaining part of the Camphire (that would not...
Take Bay leaves, Betony, Vervain, Marjoram, Rosemary, Lavender, each 2 handfuls; boil in Lixivium of Wood Ashes 3 quarts to two quarts, adding at last powdered Cloves and Nutmeg, each 2 drams, strain.
Take Litharge of Silver powdered, half an ounce; Vinegar 4 ounces; boil to the Evaporation of a third part. And in another Vessel boil Alum and Salt, each half an ounce, in Rosewater half a pint, till it be despumated, and then mix both Liquors together....
Take White Poppy heads (bruised together with their Seed) 4 ounces; Willow leaves, Lettuce, Mallows, and Violet leaves, each 2 handfuls; boil in Water and Milk, each 5 pints, to a Gallon; strain and dissolve in the Liquor Nitre 4 ounces, and put it into a...
Take Mercury sublimate powdered 1 ounce; put it into a pewter Pot with Water 3 pints; let it stand (now and then stirring it with a Stick) 24 hours 'till it look black, and continue so; at last filtre it through Cap Paper, that is may become clear and...
Take fine Dragons Blood (in drops) 2 scurples [sic]; Flowers of Benjamin 16 grains; Balm of Gilead 24 grains; fine Sugar searced 4 ounces; Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth as much as requisite, make Lozenges according to Art.
Take fine powder'd Sugar 1 pound; Spanish Juice of Liquorice 4 ounces; Balsam of Sulphur anisated 1 dram; make it into Lozenges with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth, extracted in Fennel Water.
Take powder'd Spanish Angelica root, Species called Diambra, each half dram; Oil of Nutmegs 4 drops; Oil of Cinnamon and Cloves, each 2 drops; fine Sugar (dissolved in Aqua Mirabilis) 3 ounces, make it out into Lozenges.
Take powder called de Gutteta, Native Cinnaber, each 2 scruples; Oil of Rosemary and Nutmeg, each 2 drops; fine Sugar 2 ounces; make all up into Lozenges with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth.
Take Earth from Japan 2 drams; Astringent Saffron of Steel 1 dram; Sugar of Lead, Starch, each half a dram; fine Sugar 4 ounces; Mucilage of Gum Dragacanth, enough to make up Lozenges with.
Take Loaf Sugar 4 ounces; put 2 or 3 spoonfuls of Water to it, boil it up to a Tablet heighth; then add Oil of Amber 8 drops; and so drop it in small Cakes, on a cold pewter Plate.
Take Spanish Juice of Liquorice 2 ounces; white Sugar 4 ounces; Opium 1 dram; beat all exactly well, so as to mix the Opium intimately and with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth, form the Mass into Lozenges.
Take Juice of Elder berries as much as you please, make it up into a Paste, with powder'd Tormentile roots, bake it in an Oven: Then having powder'd it, wet it with the same Juice, and bake it again, and repeat the same a third time, after which, make it...
Take fine powder'd and searced Sugar 1 ounces; Spirit of Lavender compound 60 drops; Oil of Rosemary 4 drops; make it up with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth into little Lozenges.
Take powder'd roots of Orris, Liquorice, Elecampane, each half a dram; Flower of Sulphur 1 scruple; Flower of Benjamin half a scruple; Oil of Amber 2 drops; Oil of Aniseed 4 drops; fine powder'd and searced Sugar 4 ounces; make it into Lozenges, with...
Take fine powder'd Bark of Peru 1 ounce and half; Balsam of Capive 2 drams ; Sugar of Roses (dissolv'd in compound Wormwood Water) 8 ounces; with Mucilage of Gum Tragacanth make Lozenges, each weighing 2 drams.
Take Pellitory of Spain powder'd half an ounce; Mastick 2 drams; Oil of Cloves and of wild Marjoram, each 3 drams; Oxymel of Squills, and Wax, each as much as needful to make it into Pellets.