The roots and herbes beaten and put into new ale or beer and daily drunk, cleareth, strengtheneth and quickeneth the sight of the eyes.
If you dry the chestnut, both the barks being taken away, beat them into powder and make the powder up into an electuary with honey, it is a first-rate remedy for cough and spitting of blood.
Waters are distilled out of Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, and Roots.
All Juleps are made for present use, and therefore it is in vain to speak of their duration.
For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition, 'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
Gather all Leaves in the hour of that Planet that governs them.
Let your Medicine be somthing of the Nature of the Sign ascending.
Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun, or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string; as for such as are hard you may dry them any where.
No man ought to commit his life into the
hands of that Physician, who is ignorant of Astrologic:
because he is a Physician of no value.
In all Diseases, strengthen the part of the Body afflicted.
The barks of trees are best gathered in the spring, if it be of great trees, as oaks or the like, because they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all barks only for present use.
The Herbs ought to be distilled when they are in their greatest vigor, and so ought the Flowers also.
Thus have you the way of making Conserves, the way of keeping of them is in Earthen pots.
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