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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 Water for the Worms.

Take of Worm-seeds bruised, eight ounces; the shaving of Harts-horn, two ounces; of Peach-flowers dri'd, an ounce; of Aloes bruised, half an ounce; pour on these the Waters of Tansie, Rue, Peach-flowers, and of Worm-wood of each a pint and half; let them be digested in a Glass-Vessel three days, then distil them; cohobate this Water three times. This Water may be given from half an ounce to three ounces, according to the age and strength of the person.

| | 198 A small quantity for young Children will work the desired effect; it infallibly kills Stomack-worms, May-worms, or any other inwardly infesting the Body.