A Bolus for a Bruise.
Take Sperma Ceti 1 scruple; Salt of Harthorn 5 grains; Balsam of Peru 5 drops;
Venice Treacle half a dram; Syrup of Meconium as much as needful to make up with.
It dissolveth clotted Blood, and heals internal Wounds, provokes Sweat and Urine, is very good for Women after Labour, let those that have caught a Bruise, take it 3 times a Day after Bleeding.
For Bruises, Dr. Sydenham Bleeds and Purges, by turns each other Day, ' till the Party find himself pretty easy and well: And I judge it a rational Practice, though not found in other Authors: For Bleeding prevents a Fever, and sucks out of the part whatsoever can be absorbed into the Veins. And Purging carrieth off such Humours, as would otherwise settle in the weak part and cause Pain and Swelling.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710