17th CENTURY CURES AND REMEDIES (Part 2)

 

Sorry it has been a long time since the last posting. Pressure of work! I hope to update a bit more regularly in future, so please keep coming back.

Some more entries from the “Physitions Library”

This time some herbal remedies. Please DO NOT try these remedies as you may end up a little bit dead!

Mulberry-Tree. The bark of the Root is bitter, hot and dry, opens stoppings of the Liver and Spleen, pugesth the Belly, and kills worms. Boyled in Vinegar, helps Tooth-ach

Ginger. Helps digestion, warms the stomach, clears the sight and is profitable for old men., heaths the joynts, and therefore is profitable against the Gout, expels wind. It is hot and dry in the third degree

Artichokes. They provoke lust and purge by urine

Laurel. The Leaves purge upwards and downwards, they are good for Rheumatick people to chew in their mouths, for they draw forth much water.

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SOMERSET FACTS

St. Culbone’s Church near Porlock is the smallest church in England, measuring just 10.5 m (35 feet) by 3.7 m (12 feet)

The Sweet Track on the Somerset Level.s near Westhay is the oldest known roadway in the world, dating from 4000 BC

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (22 May)

1802    Martha Washington died

1813    Wilhelm Richard Wagner the German composer was born

1907    The English actor Laurence Olivier was born.

1936    The Irish Government founded Aer Lingus as the national airline of the Irish    Republic

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