Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea: Ale of the Woods

Ale of the Woods.

Take Guaiacum, Sassaphras, each 2 ounces; yellow and red Sanders, Ivory, Harts-horn, Sarsa and China, each 1 ounce; Liquorice, Anniseed, Juniper berries, each 2 ounces; Raisins half a pound; Antimony (broken into small pieces, and tied up in a rag) 1 pound: Prepare all for 4 gallons.

It warmeth and drieth: Concocteth crude, attenuateth gross, incideth viscid, abstergeth clammy, and disperseth watery humours. Also it increaseth persperation, and is very proper and fit in any cold, pituitose and rheumatick malady: As also in serous, Oedatose tumours and running ulcers.

Thomas Fuller
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710