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A Balsam or Liquer that will heal sores as for new in man or Beast Tak very strong wort 3 gallons being all the first of a boushell of good malt. Then tak of comfry roots & elder roots of each 2 handfuls the leaues of crud tobacko a handful. Lett the roots be brused & boyled till half be wasted. Put it into a vessell & keep for use. Put into it 3 pounds of hony before you take it of the fire, if it be a deepe sore tent it, if an open sore wett a duble clout & lay on the sore. Dress it always warme ____________________________________________ For the Sciatica or Paine in the back or side/ Take smale fern & steepe a handfull of it in a pint of wine all night & drink it in the morning fasting

For Dissines in the Head Tak fetherfew & steepe it in beer & drink first at morning & last at night ____________________________________________ A powder for the dissiness of the head, falling sickness, & hart qualms that have bin oft used Whit amber (AS) diarrhodian (AS) seeds of Peony (AS) miselto (AS) the fillings of a dead man’s skull (AS): mak all into very fine powder & tak of it as much as will ly on a fhilling 2 or 3 nights together. Befor the new & befor the full moon take it in saxony or bettony water. ____________________________________________ For Rumatick Paines & to coole the = Liver/ Tak the conserve of the frut of sweet brier as much as a good nutmage morning & evening.

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Apothecary weights

Apothecary Symbols

*see abbreviations below table

Symbol Name TR (*) ME (*)
lb, li, libr. libra, pound apothecary's pound 373.243 g
ss semis half half
uncia, ounce, unce apothecary's ounce 31.103 g
Q quarta quart between 0.95 and 1.16 liters
ʒ dragma, dram dram 3.888 g
G grana, grain grain 0.065 g (65 mg)
A ana of each one of each one
lb ss libr. semi half an apothecary's pound 186.623 g
℥ ss semuncia half an apothecary's ounce 15.552 g

Name = Name in Text

TR = Translation

ME = Modern Equivalent (approx.; in grams and liters)

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