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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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Aqua Mirabilis.

Take three pints of White-wine, of Aquavitae, and Juice of Saladine, of each a pint; one dram of Cardamer, and one dram of Melilot-flowers, Cubebs a dram, of Gallingale, Nutmegs, Cloves, Mace and Ginger, of each a dram; mingle all these together over night, the next morning set them a Stilling in a Glass-Limbeck. This admirable Water dissolveth the swelling of the Lungs, and restoreth them when perished; it sufereth not the Blood to putrifie; neither need he or she to breath a Vein, that useth this Water often; it cureth the Heart-burn, and purgeth Melacholy and Flegm it expelleth Urine; it preserveth a Colour in the Face; and is an utter enemy to the Palsey; take three spoonfuls of it at a time, morning and evening twice a week.