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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 66


Item for the cure of felon; open a vein in the same Curatio. member,487 for it is a common rule that the matter should not be drawn to its contrary.488 Put then, repercussives round it, and resolvents that be not too hot, on the imposthume itself. Give things against the poison internally, such as violet, and hypericon, and scabious; let the bowels be kept constantly relaxed with senna, and cassia fistula, and violets. In order to ripen and break the felon, let yolks of eggs, with a little salt and honey well pounded together, be applied frequently during the day; or let an emplaister be made of figs, or of sour dough, with oil (spurge?)489 and salt.