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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 15


If the sufferer be a plump infant, he may be bled a little then, for Averroes says Avenzoar bled his son at the age of three years. If it be a woman et menstrua retinentur, it may be relieved by a vein of the inner ankle,49 and if the haemorrhoidal flow be withheld, relieve it by the same. I say it is better to open them externally, and if the veins of the anus be so relieved, apply boiled onions to the heads thereof. To him who is constipated, give a clyster in which are boiled violets,


mallows, mercurial, great mallows, bran, cassia fistula, and a little salt.