Apply a suppository of linen dipt in Aqua Vitae.
Or, drink cold water, as largely as possible, taking nothing else till the flux stops.
Or, take a large apple, and at the top pick out all the core, and fill up the place with a piece of honey comb; (the honey being strained out,) roast the apple in embers, and eat it, and this will stop the flux immediately.
Or grated rhubarb, as much as lies on a shilling, with half as much of grated nutmeg, in a glass of white wine, at lying down, every other night. Tried.
Or take four drops of Laudanum, and apply to the belly a poultice of wormwood and red roses boiled in milk.
In a Dysentery, the worst of all fluxes, feed on rice, saloup, sago, and sometimes beef-tea; but no flesh.
To stop it, take a spoonful of suet melted over a slow fire. Do not let blood.
A person was cured in one day, by feeding on rice milk, and sitting a quarter of an hour in a shallow tub, having in it warm water three inches deep.
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Wash it every night with a strong decoction of Rosemary. Dry it with flannel. Tried.
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Boil a handful of Rue and Wormwood in water; foment the belly with the decoction, and apply the boiled herbs as a poultice; repeat the application night and morning. This frequently brings away worms from children, who will take no internal medicine; and is likewise serviceable if the fever be of the putrid kind.
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Wear leaves of Celendine upon and under the feet.
Or take a small pill of Castile-soap every morning, for eight or ten days. Tried.
Or beat the white of an Egg thin; take it morning and evening in a glass of water.
Or half a pint of strong decoction of Nettles. Or of Burdock-leaves, morning and evening.
Or boil three ounces of Burdock-root in two quarts of water to three pints. Drink a tea-cupful of this every morning.
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