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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 76


Item506 turpentine and flax seed, fenugreek, seed of mallows, saffron and finely sifted bran is good for every hardness and for every cold imposthume, though it be soft:507 if there be pain in it apply anise to it, as it stops the aching.508 Item fenugreek,509 fried in butter or oil, is good for hard imposthumes, and it is hotter than flax seed. If you wish it to have a stronger effect, add lily leaves to them; for they stop the pain better than the roots, nevertheless there is a ripening, dispersive force in the roots, and Avicenna says lily leaves are good for hot imposthumes.