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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 64


Item in the case of these, let cold things and strong styptic things be avoided, and repercussives that repel the matter towards the principal interior members, and do not thicken the matter too much. Item avoid over-hot dispersives so that the hot matter be not inflamed; but apply dry cold non-corrosive things to them in which are some attractives,485 such as plantago, barley meal, and bread of bran and alum along with vinegar. Note, as a general rule, every remedy for felon, cures carbuncle.