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Image 087, second book, folio 45a, receipts 356 to 359

The seconde booke. .fo.45.
Liber 2
be in a manner consumed: & you shall knowe it by takeing from ye bottome
of the panne a spoonefull of oyle, if you see no water nor wine in ye bottom
of the spoone, the wine is cleane consumed, then take it from the fire, and
strayne it through a cleane clothe, betweene 2 staves, & keepe it in a vessel
of tinne or glasse, for no other thinge will holde it, & use it accordinge
to your discretion, for it is a good thinge.
356. A receipte of the oyle hypericon, called
in English St Johns worte.
Take 8 pintes of old oyle oliffe*, 2 like pints of the best white wine you can
get, 8.m. of the buds of St Johns worte, which you shall bruise in an ali=
baster mortar, & with the sayd wine & oyle put them in a glasse stopinge
it very close, so that no ayre get in, settinge it in the sunne two dayes, then
you must boyle it in a cawdron, or pot of fayre water, such as your glasse
will goe easilye into, & stuffe it well with haye, that it stirre not in ye boyleinge,
after it hath boyled half an howre, strayne the oyle through a cleane cloth, and
put new fresh buds of ye sayd St Johns worte to the quantity aforesayde,
this must be done 3 times, puttinge it in ye sunne, after every boylinge as
afore, then after ye third boyling, strayne the same very hard, & measure it
& put to every wine pinte 12 ? of venice turpentine*, of the clearest & whi=
test yt may be gotten, 6 ? of the oyle of allmonds, dictamo*, gentianum, turme=
tilla, calamo Arematico, carlina, cardo sancto*, of each of these three drames, of
red earth wormes 4 ? slit & often washed in good white wine, you must beat
all the rest in a morter, but not the wormes, then put all together into the
oyle aforesayde, putting allso to every pinte 3 [S] of English saffron whole
then put heerein likewise two good handfull of fresh St Johns worte budds
bruised: so being mixed together, you must set it in ye sonne for the space
of 40 dayes, or in an oven when the bread is drawne, after that you must
strayne it into a glasse bottle or viall, well closed up, & so keepe it for the
elder it is, the better it is, & more wholesome it will be, looke what quantity
you make under these 8 pyntes, take of every particuler according to your
oyle olliffe, or rather more then lesse of your St Johns buddes.
357. The vertue of this oyle.
It is hot & drye, it maketh sounde, it healeth all wounds in short time, yea ye
sinews being cut: It is good for any burne with fire, it easeth marvelously ye
passion of the stomacke, payne of the bladder, & lower partes of the bellye,
& thighes: It provoketh urine, it is very good for wormes in children, for
the gowte in the handes, which is the palsie, & for deafenes.
358. A medicine for a burne.
Take the rootes of ferne, washe them & scrape them very cleane, & stampe the,
& when they be stamped very fine, put thereunto a quantity of thick creame,
worke them together, then strayne it & lay it upon a cleane cloth good and
thicke, & so lay it unto ye burne, & channge it twise a day. Probatum est.
359. A most pretious & soveraigne drinke agaynst any
infections as well to be used for ye sound & sicke, &
to be taken eyther at ye springe or fall.
Take salsa pilla 4 ?, colloquintida 2 ?, sene epetium 4 ?, cortex gnacu* di i lb,
saxifrage 2 ?, licoris 4 ?, bruise all these together, then take commyn, &
annisseeds, of

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