A Vapour for a Quinsy.
Take Pepper powder'd 1 ounce; Milk 1 quart, boil it to 1 pint and a half; put it into a glass Bottle with a small neck, and let the Reek be receiv'd, as hot as can be endur'd, with open Mouth.
This Euporiston doth, more powerfully than any Gargle whatsoever, attenuate, melt down, and draw forth tough Phlegm, which by obstructing the Glands, and spongy Flesh, and hindering the free passage thro' them of Blood and Humours, occasion'd the Inflammation and Tumour. And therefore, more effectually takes off this perillous Distemper, than any of them.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710