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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 38


Item let a powder be made of roses, lignum aloes, saffron and gariofles; and mix rose water with it, and soak a new linen shirt therein, and let the person who has the disease wear it, for it renews and comforts and vivifies the heart; and this is good for hectics, consumptives, melancholics, and other trist folk.308 Understand that it is not proper to give a simple medicine in affections of the heart, unless some cordial be given with it.