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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 41


Item take small white pullets, for those are the coldest, and feed them on barley boiled in sumach and violets: let him drink the broth of these birds and eat their substance.218 Item if the sick man suffer from heat or burning along with the flux, let him take pills made of camphor along


with rose water, or plantago219, as follows: [rx ] drachm i burnt ivory; drachm i of armenian bole; drachm iii of roses, and drachm ii of coltsfoot; and make pills of them, with poppy juice, or that of plantago; add drachm ii of camphor, and red coral. Item in this flux, milk is good, wherein are quenched river stones, heated red-hot two or three times, unless putrid fever be present; nevertheless, sufferers from hectic fever ought only to take milk before food. It is meet for them to use it from the beginning of spring to the end of summer, and though it is good for them at other times, yet not as good as then.