- Section: THE LADIES COMPANION FOR THE DRESSING ROOM.
- Recipe: To take Worme. from the Nose.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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To take Worme. from the Nose.
Take one dram of the powder of sulphur, two drams of unslack'd lime, and infuse both into a gill of lemon juice; put them in an earthen vessel over a slow fire, until they are dissolved and properly mixed. When you use it, dip a feather into it and rub it all over the nose, when the worms will die and fall off, but as they will leave pores in the skin, rub your nose with oil of almonds which you must wash off with juice of lemons, and you will not be troubled with them again.