Take Guaiacum, Sassaphras, each 1 ounce; Ground-pine, Germander, each 2 handfuls; boil in Wort (instead of Hops) from 6 to 4 gallons; into which hang the following bag of ingredients, to ferment.
Take roots of Avens half a pound, Hermodactyls 4 ounces; Agrimony, Sage, Betony, each 4 handfuls; Dodder of Thyme, Stechas flowers, each 2 handfuls; Raisins stoned half a pound, dispense according to art.
Guaiacum, etc. give out their vertue as willingly by decoction, as fermentation; and therefore they are first boil'd, and strain'd out again, that there may be the more room in the vessel for the other ingredients.
Its us'd with laudable success in the gout, vagous pains, rheumatick affections, the dropsy, and diseases caus'd by to much, and to sharp serum, and from relaxation of the tone of the parts: let the patient off with 1 pint twice a day.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710