Take a quarter of a pint of horehound water a quarter of a pint of coltsfoot water a pound of reasons of the Sun Stoned pound the reasons very well then mingle these together then set them on the fire boyle them like marmolet then take it off and put it into 2 ounces of honey and one spoonfull mustard then set it on the fire & let it simer a while then put it into a pot and take as much as ye quantity of a walnut first in ye morning & last at night.
Source: A Book of Simples, H.W. LewerFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, cold, colds, coltsfoot, hoarhound, honey, horehound, lewer, marmalade, mustard, raisins, raisins of the sun | Comment (0)
Take of the Roots of Coltsfoot, Fennel and Fearn each four Ounces. Of Succory-roots, Sorrel-roots, Strawberry-roots, Bitter-sweet-roots, each two Ounces, of Scabious-roots and Elecampane-roots, each an Ounce and a half. Ground-ivy, Hore-hound, Oak of Jerusalem, Lung-wort, Liver-wort, Maiden-hair, Harts-tongue of each two good-handfulls. Licorish four Ounces. Jujubes, Raisins of the Sun and Currents, of each two Ounces; let the roots be sliced, and the herbs be broken a little with your hands; and boil all these in twenty quarts of fair running water, or, if you have it, in Rain water, with five Pints of good white honey, until one third part be boiled away; then pour the liquor through a jelly bag often upon a little Coriander-seeds, and Cinnamon; and when it runneth very clear, put it into Bottles well stopped, and set it cool for your use, and drink every morning a good draught of it, and at five in the afternoone.
Source: The Closet Of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened, K. DigbyFiled under Remedy | Tags: bittersweet, bittersweet root, cinnamon, coltsfoot, coriander, coriander seed, currants, digby, elecampane, fennel, fern, ground ivy, hartstongue, hoarhound, honey, horehound, ivy, jujubes, licorice, licorish, liquorice, liverwort, lungwort, maidenhair, mead, meath, oak of jerusalem, raisins, raisins of the sun, scabious, sorrel, strawberry, succory | Comment (0)