Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea: Powder for a Bruise

Powder for a Bruise.

Take Irish Slate, Mumy, each 12 grains; Salt of Amber, Salt of Harts born, each 3 grains, mix.

Zwelfer abhors the common Mumy, that we have brought over now a days, which he faith, is black cadaverous Flesh, wrap'd up in foul rags, and is most usually such as died of some noisome Disease; and is nothing less, than the true Aromatic Mumy of the Egyptians. And so far from being fit to be taken into our Bodies, as a Medicine, that its for the most part an unwholsome and very prejudicial thing.

See the Traumatic Decoction, and Mixture of Sperma Ceti, to which its Virtues are akin, only it raises the Spirits more, and helps for Fainting, by reason of its volatile Salts.

Thomas Fuller
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710