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Image 079, second book, folio 41a, receipts 312 to 316

The seconde booke fo.41
Liber 2
312. An excellente medicine for all manner of sores.
Take rozen*, & perrozen*, of each di j lb, virgin waxe*, frankencense, of
each a quarter of j lb, camphire* j ?, of hartesuite** a quarter of j lb, of masticke*
j ?, melt that is to be melted, & pownd that is to be pownded, & finely
serced*, boyle them over ye fire, & strayne them through a linnen cloth into
a pottle* of white wine, then boyle all together, & let them coole till they
be bloudwarme, then put thereunto a quarter of j lb of turpentine, ever
stirring it till it be through colde, beware your stuffe be no hotter then
bloud when you put in your turpentine, for if it be hotter, it marreth* all
your stuffe: & so make it up in rowles, & keepe it for ye best salve that ever
was made. This entreate* is called flos unguentorum*, for it is good
for all maladies hereunder written:(1) for old wounds it is most clesing
& well sokeinge: it engendreth* fleshe, & healeth more in one seavennighte**
then any other in a month: it suffereth no corruption in a wound: it eateth
out all the deade flesh: it is allso good for ye head ache, for ye singeing in the
braynes, for all manner imposthumes* in any pson, for boyling in ye eares:
it helpeth sinewes yt be spronge*, shronke*, or starte*, it draweth out broken
bones: it helpeth ye fluxe menstruous* if it be layde to a womans navell, & to
conclude, it is ye best salve in ye worlde for anye outward thing: for it helpeth
all aches within ye body & without: as ye payne in the liver, splene, & raignes*:
it helpeth the gowte, all manner of aches. This medicine did much good
in Almayne*, from where it first came.
313. To make ye balme* water
Take 2 gallons of very good strong ale when it is ready to turne, & set it a
stype* over nighte with 3 lb of balme, j lb of licoris** finely sliced, j lb of annisseeds**
bruised in a mortar, then still* it with a very softe fire, & let your limbeke**
be stopt* very close with rye paste.
314. To make rosemary water.
You must use this water in all poynts as you doe your balme water: but in
stead of balme you must take j lb di of rosemary flowes*, tops, & all, as much
red mints*, you must laye some brickes or wayghts upon ye cover of your
lymbecke, or else the strength of your water will burst it open, you must
keepe the bodye of your limbecke very temperate with wet clothes*, and
keepe colde water in the toppe.
315. To make cynamon* water.
Take 3 pintes of ye best sacke*, 4 ? of sinamon* bruised**, one nutmeg bruised, a
pinte of damaske* water rose water, & put all these together, so let it stype**
24 howres, then still it in a limbecke, & take of the first water a pynte,
which is the beste, & of the seconde an other pynte.
316. To make cynamon water an other waye.
Take a gallon of Gascoigne* wine, j lb of very good sinamon bruised, j lb of the
finest sugar, & an handfull of borrage flowers, an handfull of rosemarye
flowers picked from the greene huske, an handfull of red rose leaves the
white being

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