A Cachectic Decoction.
Take Polypodium roots 2 ounces; Ash tree-bark, Tamarinds, each half an ounce; Raisins 1 ounce; Cream of Tartar 2 drams; boil in Water 20 ounces to 12; to the Liquor when strain'd, add White Wine 4 ounces; Juice of Lemons half an ounce; Senna 1 ounce; Rhubarb, Agaric (tied up in a rag) each half an ounce; give these a warm and close Infusion for 12 hours: In the stain'd Liquor dissolve Manna 2 ounces; strain again and add at last Syrup of Succory with Rhubarb 2 ounces; Oil of Aniseed 2 drops; Spirit of Scurvy Grass, Elixir Proprietatis, each 4 scruples; mix all together for 4 Doses.
This is something Operose, according to the manner of Apozems, which are not so frequently prescib'd now, as formerly.
A Decoction in a Cancer.
Take roots of Figwort, Mullein, each 2 ounces; Filipendula, Herb Robert, Ceterach, Agrimony, Tormentil, Scabious, Toad-flax, each 1 handful; Flowers of Elder, Rosemary, each 1 pugil; Nettle- seed 2 drams; make a Decoction in Water 3 quarts to 3 pints and half; to the strained Liquor add Altering Syrup of Apples and Syrup of Citron Juice, each 4 ounces, mix all.
Let a good Draught be taken thrice a Day.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710