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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 35


Should any of the swelling remain till the morrow, give him a clyster, and the following day apply a partial dry bath (stupe) to his feet and testicles and if there be swelling therein, make a fomentation for him of these herbs: parietary, lovage, parsley, yellow flag, watercress, walwort and meadowsweet. Dry him lest708 the water that rises like vapour from the stupe adhere to him, for it is not meet for those who suffer from dropsy to be washed with water. Avicenna says they should not see water, and if so still less should they drink it.