Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 17


If it be caused by sanguine humour, violet syrup may be taken,750 and still more syrup of fumitory. If it be produced by choler, increase the violet syrup, and lessen that of fumitory, as that syrup (of fumitory) is common to them both. Sometimes these syrups are thick and hard to drink; if that be so, make this drink to digest them. [rx ] take sorrel juice, liverwort and sampsuchine, a fistful of each; a quarter pound of fumitory juice; borage flowers, violets, roses ounce 1 of each; a quarter and a half of sugar, and a quarter of dried figs;751 make therefrom a syrup and use, the which digests the matter, whether it be from sanguine humour or choler.