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77. The Greene Oyntment that Ms Feeld did use to make It cureth all spraines and aches, cramps and scaldings and cutts. Healeth all wounds. It doth suple, molyfy, ripen, and desolves all kind of tumors, hot and cold, and it will heal olde rotten sores and bites of venemos beasts, itch and mangenes and stench bloud. It easeth swelling and paines of the head and throate, eyes and eares, gout and seattica, and all outward greefes. Take baye leaves, wormwood, sage, rue, cammemoyle, mellelote, groundsell, violets, plantaine, oake buds or

leaves [. . .] suckery, pursline, lettuce, red colworts, Saint John’s wort, mallows, mullin, isop, sorrell and comfry, yarrow, and dead nettels, and mint, mugwort, rose leaves, gather them all in the heat of the daye, pick them cleene but wash them not. Beat them well then take sheep's suett three pound. Picke it cleene and shrid it smale. Pound them all well together, then take 2 quarts of sallet oyle then work them all together with your hand till it be all alike then put it in an earthen pott and cover it close and lett it stand 14 dayes in a coule place. Then sett it over a softe fire and lett it boyle 14 howers stiring it well. Then put into it 4 ounces of oyle of spicke then straine it through a corse cloath and put

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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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