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The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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A useful Receipt to prevent an Asthama.

Take half a pound of elecampane, roots of fennel and parsley each two ounces, white horehound, maiden- | | 172 hair, hysop and scabious, each an ounce, nettle and cress seeds with orrice each half an ounce, four ounces of bay berries, half an ounce of cummin-seeds and two drams of spikenard; steep the whole in a gallon of white wine, then pour off the liquor and distil it; drink one gill every morning when you get up, and you will find great benefit from it.