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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 fine Water useful in Consumptions.

Take two pounds of snails in the shells, six nutmegs sliced thin, leaves of penny-royal, hysop and ground ivy, four handfuls of each; mix the whole together, and pour upon them a gallon of new milk from the cow, then distil the ingredients over a slow fire, and sweeten it with sugar-candy; when it has stood to cool, strain off the liquor, and let it be bottled up for use. Three gills of it maybe taken at different times in the day.