Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Twigge's Notebook: Oyle for Rickets

To make the Oyle for the Rickets

Take a handfull of maidenhair, an handfull of liverwort, one handfull senicle and as much hartstongue. Chop and bruise the herbs and put to them a pint of the best canery and a pound of butter made in May. Boyle them all together very well till it look very green and the substance be all out of the herbs, then strayne it and anoint the child with it night and morning for two months or longer. If need require a diet drink of the seame herbs is of good use in the seame distemper.

Rev. William Twigge
Notebook 1715