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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 60


Item droppings of goats and vinegar applied to them470 avails; if it is put on hot to them often, it heals. Calsidus471 says a proper common remedy for them is to rub common burdock472 and urine on them: if they be like acorns (glandulous) or like knots on a joint (nodular) then ashes of snails473 along with stale unsalted lard helps them, and there is nothing


better for them than that, and it heals all the imposthumes that are like acorns. And Johannes de Sancto Amando says, that unripe figs mixed with vinegar cure them, and he calls this ‘the King's Remedy’. Item a cure in which is no deceit, is to wash them in the water in which a dead man has been washed.474