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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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An excellent Diet-drink for the Spring to purge the Blood, and cleanse it.

| | 173 Of Scurvy-grass take half a peck, Broodlime, Water-cresses, Agrimony, Maiden-hair, Liverwort, Borrage, bugloss, Betony, Sage, sweet Marjoram, Sea-wormwood, Tops of green-hops, Fumitory, of each a good handful; of Ivory, Harts-horn, and yellow Sanders, of each one unce; Red dock-roots two ounces. Parsley, Fennel, Asparagus-roots ofeach an ounce, Raisins half a pound; boil these very well in a gallon of Beer, then stamp and strain them, and put it into three gallons of new Beer to work together.