Prev Page | Next Page
page 13

33. An [. . .] the Gout Take planten water, hisop water, and brandy, and creame that is not too new. Boyle them together to an oyntment and anoint the place grived twice or 3 times a day. 34. For a bruse in any part of the boddy Take of honey a spoonfull and yest or barme or the emptings of strong beer twice as much warm them and mix them together and apply it to the place greeved. Admireable affects have bin wroght by this means. It hath seldom fayled in casses very difficult in any part of the boddy though the bones have semed to be brused though it hath bin in head and in broken bones it easeth paine and unites the bones sodainly.

35. For the J[andis] Take the juce of planten and camomell 3 or 4 spoonfuls in warme posset ale morning and evening. It helps in few days. Mix turmarik and safron made into fine powder and drank twice or 3 times a day in possett ale is exelent good. Dose ℈ i or lett the sik person drink their one urin twice a day or the volatile salt of [urine] morning and evening in posset ale. 36. To Eas Paines in Feavers Tak cardamoms or graines of paradice ℥ i, nutmegs ℥ ss, safron ℈ ii, sugar ℥ ii. Mak it to fine pouder and give at any time as much as will ly on a shilling at a time. My pill is better if the boddy be loos.

Prev Page | Next Page

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)

← Back