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Daucus Ale.

Take Daucus seed 6 ounces; Raisins 12 ounces; put them into a bag for 4 gallons.

This is the proportion given by Mr. Boyle.

It cleanseth the reins and ureters, expels gravel and sand, and prevents the breeding of the stone.

It hath such a marvellous diuretick faculty, that I know a gentleman, who having drank it for ordinary drink a great many years, at length fell into a diabetes; and upon leaving it off for that reason, grew perfectly well again, and so remains at this present, tho' he be above 90 years old, and it's a comon thing for very aged persons to be not able to hold their water.

Thomas Fuller
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710