Take whole Mustard seed 4 ounces; put it into a quart of Ale; after 3 or 4 days begin it; and ever as you pour out a glass keep it filled up with fresh Ale; thus do as long as the seed has any strength in it.
It attenuates pituitose, fizy blood; dissolves its close contexture, and renders it fit to shed off its serum. Also it detergeth the urinary pipes, irritateth the papillae and pelvis of the reins, provoketh them to stir and squeeze, and perform the work of percolation. Thus it moves urine powerfully beyond expectation, and is convenient in the dropsy, gravel, scurvy, palsey.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710