An Astringent Foment.
Take Oak bark 2 ounces; Pomegranate peel half an ounce; Balaustines, red Roses dry'd, each 1 handful; boil in Water 2 quarts to 1 quart, stain and add rough red Wine half a pint; to these may also be added Alume 2 drams or half an ounce.
It corrugates the relax'd Fibres, strengthens their Tone, shuts up the external Pores, and straighten the internal Passages, hinders the aflux of Humors, and repels them off. It is good in the beginning of Inflammations, during the time of Influx, and as long as the Matter is repassable. Also in Oedematous Tumors, Vomiting, Diarrhea, immoderate flux of the Menses or Hemorrhoid, falling out of the Womb or Intestines, and in Ruptures, after the putting back of the Guts.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710