An approved Conserve for a Cough or Consumption of the Lungs

January 18th, 2008

Take a pound of Elecampane Roots, draw out the pith, and boil them in two waters till they be soft; when it is cold, put to it the like quantity of the pap of roasted Pippins, and three times their weight of brown sugarcandy beaten to a powder; stamp these in a Mortar to a Conserve, whereof take every morning fasting as much as a Walnut for a week or fortnight together, and afterwards but three times a week.

Source: A Queen’s Delight: Or, The Art of Preserving, Conserving and Candying, Nathaniel Brooke


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