For to knit sinewes that be broken.
Take Archangell and cut it in small gobbets, and lay it to the sore, and take Milfoyle and stampe it, and lay it aboue it hard bound, and let it lye so three dayes, and at the three dayes end take it away, and wash it with Wine, and then make a new plaister of the same, and at three dayes ende put thereto another, and doe nothing else thereto. Also take peniryall and braye it, and put salte enough to them, and temper it with hony, and make a plaister thereof, and lay it vpon the sinewes that be stiffe, and it will make them to stretch.
An oyle to stretch sinewes that be shrunke.
Take a quarte of Neates foote Oyle, a pinte of Neates Gall, halfe a pinte of Rosewater, as much Aqua Vita, then put all these together into a brasse panne, then take a hanfull of Lauender cotten, and as much of Baye leaues, a good quantitye of Rosemarye, a good quantity of Lauender spike, of Strawberry leaues the stringes and all, then take threed and binde them all in seuerall braunches, and put them into the panne or pot, and set them ouer the fire vpon cleare Coales, with the oyles altogether, and so let them boyle a good while, and when it is boyled enough, it will boyle but softlye, then take it of the fire, and let it stand till it be almost colde, then straine it out into a wide mouthed Glasse, Bottle or pewter potte, and stop it close, it will not continue in no woodden thing, and where the sinewes be shrunke, take of this being warmed, and annointe the place therwith, and chafe it well against the fire, and vse this morning and euening, and keepe the place warme, and you shal finde great eas.
For to staunch bloud.
Take Bole armoniake, and Turpentine, and make a plaister, and lay it too, and take the mosse of the Hazell tree, and cast it into the wound and it will staunch forthwith, and the longer that it is gathered the better it is. Also take a good peece of Martinmas Beede out of the rouse, and heate it on Coales, and as hotte as yee may suffer it laye it there to: also take a peece of leane salte Beefe, and let the Beefe be of that greatnesse that it may fill the wounde, and laye it in the fire in the hotte ashes, til it be hotte through, and all hot thrust it in the wound, and binde it fast, and it shall staunch anon the bleeding, when a maister vaine is cut, and if the wound be large.
For swelling that commeth suddenly in mans limmes.
Take Hartes tongue, Cherfoyle, and cut them small, and then take Dregges of ale, and Wheate branne, and sheepes Tallowe moulde, and doe all in a potte, and seeth them till that they be thicke, and then make a plaister, and lay it to the swelling. Also take faire water and salt and stirre them well together, and therein wet a cloth and lay it to the swelling.
For to make one slender.
Take Fennell, and seethe it in water, a very good quantitie, and wring out the iuyce therof when it is sod, and drinke it firste and lest and it shall swage either him or her.
A good ointment for scabs, aud for itcking of the body.
Take foure ounces of Oyle de baye, and an ounce of frankensence, & two ounces of white waye, and three ounces of swines greace, and an ounce of Quicksiluer, that must bee slacked with fasting spittle, an ounce of great salte, as much of the one as of the other, and of all these make an oyntment, and if the scabs or itch be vpon all the whole bodye as well aboue the girdle as beneath, then when thou goest to bedde washe both thy handes and thy feete with warme water, and battle them well therein by the fire, and after drye them with a cloth of linnen then take vp with thy fingers of that oyntement, and doe it in the palmes of thy handes, and in the soles of thy feete and rub it well together that it may drink in well, & if it doe soke in wal, thou must put gloues on thy hands and sockes on thy feete, and thus doe euery night when thou doest go to bed, and if the scabbe or itch be aboue the girdle and not beneath, then anoint but thy hands, and if the scabbe be beneath the girdle, then looke that you annoynte the soles of your feete, and the scabbe or itch be in al the body, as wel aboue the girdle as beneath, then thou must annoint both thy handes and thy feet as thou sittest by the fire, and thou shalt be whole: this hath been proued.
For all maner of scabbes.
Take Enela Campana, red docke rootes, Nightshade, woodbinde leaues, and thencast in a peece of allome, and put in Vitriol Romana rubrified, when it is colde, & wash the scab therewith. And take white ointment, Brimstone, Quicksiluer, verdigrease, and mingle them together, and therwith annoint the sore scab.
For a man that hath drunken poyson.
Take betony, and stamp it, and mingle it with water, and the poyson that the partie hath drunke, will presently come forth againe.
To restore speech that is lost suddenly.
Take penirial, & temper it with aysel, and giue it to the sicke to drinke it, laye also a plaiser of this to his nosthrilles to greeued.