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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 way to dissolve the Stone.

Take a peck of Green-bean-cods without dew or rain, and two good handfuls of Saxifrage, lay the same into a Still, one row of Saxifrage, and another of the Green-bean-cods; and so distil in this manner a quart of Water; and then distil another quantity of Water from the Bean-cods alone, and use to drink of these two Waters. If the Patient be most troubled with the heat of the Reins, then let him most frequently drink of the distilled Bean-water, and upon coming down of the sharp gravel of stone, let him drink the other.