A Cure for Warts or any other Excrescence

April 28th, 2022

On the third day of the increase of the moon, in the evening you see the new moon for the first time: then take out your patient and putting your finger on the wart and looking up to the new moon, speak as follows: what I look upon is increasing and what I now touch is decreasing: after repeating this three times walk home again.

Source: Recipes: Information for Everybody, J.F. Landis

A Certain Cure for the Tooth-ache

February 11th, 2022

Take a goose quill and cut it off where it begins to be hollow, then scrape off a little from each nail of the hands and feet, put it into the quill and stop it up, after which bore a hole towards the rise of the sun, into a tree that bears no fruit, put the quill with the scrapings of the nails into the hole and with three strokes close up the hole with a bung made of pine wood. It must be done on the first Friday in new moon in the morning.

Source: Recipes: Information for Everybody, J.F. Landis