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(Image-23). 37. For [ ]ing Cough Tak of aniseeds, liquerish, and elecompaine roots ana ℥ i. Make it to very fine pouder, loafe suger [pound] i. Search them through a lane sive then take the remainder that will not go through the sive with fenill, sage, broad time, and sinquefile of each a smale handfull. Stamp them well and byle them in 3 pints of water till a pint be wasted then straine it out and ad som more suger to mak it into syrup then put it up for use. The use of it is take a peec of whit bread and mak a toste euery morning and evening and take as much of the syrup as will wett it then tak as much of the pouder as will ly one a shilling and strew it upon the tost and eat it and drinke 2 or 3 spoonfuls of the syrup.

38. For the [ ] and Loosnes Rubarb sliced and made very dry and beten to pouder and give half a dram at a time; oyl of cinamon is very good 3 or 4 drops at a time; oyle of fenill and mint is very good. 39. For the Colik or Flux in the Belly 1 the powder of wolves’ guts 2 the powder of bores’ stones 3 oyle of wormwood a drop or 2 into the navell 4 3 drops of oyle of fenill and 2 drops of oyle of mints in conserve of roses or conserve of single mallows, if the paine be extream use it againe, and if need require aply somthing hott to the belly.

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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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