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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 admirable Water against the Stone in the Kidneys.

Take of the middle rind of the Root of Ash bruised two pound; Juniper-berries bruised, three ponnd; Venice-turpentine of the best, two pound and an half; put these into twelve pints of Spring-water in a Glass-vessel well closed, and there let them purifie in Hors-dung three Months then distil them in Ashes, and there will come forth an Oyl, and a Water; separate the one from the other; ten or twelve drops being taken of this Oyl every morning in four or six spoonfuls of the said Water, dissolves the Stone and Gravel in the Kidneys most wonderfully.