3. [. . .] Another receit of a plague water given me of a speciall freind who said keep it as your life and preferr it above all earthly treasure. Take three pints of muskadine and boil in sage and rue of each a handfull till a pint be wasted. Then straine it, and set it over the fire againe and put into it of long pepper half an ounce and half an ounce of ginger and a quarter of an ounce of nutmeg beaten to fine powder and half an ounce of mithridate and half an ounce of treacle and a quarter of a pint of Angelica water and let it boyle a little while and put it in a glas being close stopped [keepe] it for your use. Take of this water 3 or 4 spoonfulls morning and evening warme or when [you] find your selfe not well. 4. For Wormes or a Purge or Vomit Take pure tartar pulverized ℥ i, sugar or honey [℥ i], and spring water ℥ v or ℥ vi . Boyle all in a cleane copper vessel a little time = halfe a quarter of an houre. Scum it well in the boyling. Take it from the fire.
and [. . .] Let [. . .] then [. . .] keep you [. . .] in the hours time it will [. . .] working. For children take less according to their age and strength. 5. To Drive out Wormes by Purging Take a little less quantitie of the things = above mentioned and boile it in a cleane iron vessell and let it boile a little longer and give it as above said and it will worke downwards and sometimes vomit very gently and very safe. ℥ i of white vitrioll taken and a good draught of ale or beer drunke after it purges by stool, which without the drink will vomit only. 6. For Costiveness: An Easy and a Rare Medicine Stewed pruines and theyr syrup 2 h[ours] before dinner and wine and [. . .] mixed together a little before the [. . .] and a little after.
|Symbol||Name||TR (*)||ME (*)|
|lb, li, libr.||libra, pound||apothecary's pound||373.243 g|
|℥||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)