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7. [. . .] Take the leaves or roots of five finger and brambles and the roots of strawberys and planten, boyle them in water, straine them out and put to it a litle hony and gargle the mouth and throte and swallow a litle of it 2 or 3 or 4 times a day as hott as may be. 8. For the bloudy flux Stone horses livers dried in an oven being heat for houshould bread, made into powder and given a spoonfull at a time in milk. 9. For the overflowing of the menstruis Take the fine red powder of sumak as much as will ly on a shilling at twice in good wine, tent wine if it be to be had. Doe this once or twice or 3 times if need be. It have don great cures.

10. [. . .] Take ʒ iii of [antimony] make it to very fine pouder, put it into a strong [crucible] and put to it as much rectified spirit of wine as will cover the [antimony] a finger's bredth. Then fitt a tile to the mouthe of the [crucible] and lute it well with potter's earth and sett it in hot ashes 12 howers then crease the fire till it be all red hott then will the [antimony] be turned red. If the preparation be not to your mind, you may repeat this operation 2 or 3 times. The dose is from 1 graine to 10 or 12: This is Capt Barefoot’s panacea. 11. For a Spraine Take stronge bere, este and honye of equall quantyty and boyle them to the consistanty of honye and so aply it hott to the place greeved.

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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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