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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 40


Concerning the accidents217 that come in this fever, understand that flux is dangerous in this case, as also in phthisis and dropsy. If it occur, give sugar of roses, red coral and pearls, together with mastych. Item take two handfuls of each of the following: plantago, ribwort, and shepherd's purse; ouncei of roses, and 3 handfuls of lettuce, and parched barley and make a drink thereof with water wherein is quenched red hot iron, together with sugar. Item it is possible to give a pottage of ram's flesh, and almond milk, and plantago, and liverwort, and cabbage leaves boiled in water and squeezed out.