Take conserve of red Roses 2 ounces; conserve of Hips 1 ounce; Lucatellus's Balsam (made with Dragons Blood instead of Sanders) 3 drams; Syrup of Comfrey sufficient to give it a due Body, mix.
Though I have (in Haly's Lohoch) utterly denied the immediate descent of Lambatives into the Lungs, yet I positively assert their Admission into them, by the Mediation of the Blood.
And here I am willing to subjoin, that our true Pulmonics consist of such Particles, as being brought into the Blood, cannot be digested, subdued, and assimulated by it; and because they are immiscible, are presently (as Circulation brings them to the Place) thrown out of the Pneumonic Arteries, and so penetrating into the Tracheal Ducts, have there, according to the diversity of their Nature, a respective different Operation. Thus Volatiles incide, open, stimulate. And Balsamics discuss Tubercles, ease Distensions, and heal Ruptures.
But to speak particularly and briefly of this Balsamic Linctus, it stoppeth a guttural Cough, violently exagitating and rending the Lungs: and it detergeth and healeth the tumid tense, broken and injured Tracheal Vessels.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710