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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 34


Then of the following, make a bath705 for the sick man,706 but let his head be outside: [rx ] rue, parietary, walwort, calament, camomile, pennyroyal, wormwood, horehound, fennel, ground ivy and tree ivy; equal parts of each. Boil in a well-closed cauldron,707 from which is a pipe, so that it burn him not, being shut, for want of a place where the head shall go out. The sick man sits on a cushion well filled with bran, or cotton, or unwashed wool, till he sweat, and let him be rubbed with a linen cloth; nor let him consume food nor drink thereon. When the pulse shall be felt to weaken, put him in his own bed, and when cold begins to be noticed give him some of the afore-mentioned electuary.