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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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Another for the Dropsie, which hath cured many a Person when they were left and forsaken by Physicians.

Take green Broom and burn it in some clean place, that you may save the Ashes of it; take ten or twelve spoonful of the same Ashes, and boil them in a pint of White-wine, then cool it, and drain the Wine from the dregs, and make three draughts of the Wine, one fasting in the Morning, | | 174 the other at thre in the Afternoon, and the other when you go to Bed, this seldom fails in his desired effect.