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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 74


Item henbane503 boiled in wine is good for every hot imposthume of the kidneys and testicles, on being applied to them and an emplaister of mallows. Item kail504 ripens the imposthumes of sanguine humour, and softens their hardness, and duckweed (?) does the same. If the imposthume be phlegmatic or watery, let the matter be digested with the roots of smallage and radishes, and with watercress, hyssop, calamint, liquorice, and honey; let it also be purged with agaric, and again repeat the clyster, and the vomit. Then apply to them things that penetrate, as are southernwood, boiled in wine and vinegar.