Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England; Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in This Country Before the Norman Conquest Volume 1

Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England; Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in This Country Before the Norman Conquest Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...haceS, H. " casnneb, H. B. '- eac. H. " chypun, II. " rcolbe, B. ' ' H. omits four words. w nenbun, Earth Gall, or Curmel. xxxv. Chhmperfo T-it T ii 1-iiz-ii tiota. Bot. 1. For liver.disease, take the wort which the Greeks name centaurea maior, and the Engle churmell the greater, and which also some men call earth gall; seethe it in wine, give to drink; wonderfully it strengthened; and for sore of spleen do the same. 2. For wounds and for cancer, take this same wort, pound it, lay it to the sore; it alloweth not that the sore further wax. 3. This same wort centaurea is very efficacious to heal new and wide wounds, so that the wounds soon come together; and so also similarly it has effect so that flesh shall cleave together if it be soaked in the water in which the ivort is. Fever Fuge, or the lesser Curmel. xxxvi. Erythraa. centaurenm. 1. This wort, which is named centaurea minor, and Botby another nanie the lesser churmel, and which also some men call feverfuge, is produced on solid lands and on strong ones. Also it is said that Chiron the centaur should find (foivnd) these worts which we before named centaurea maior, and now centaurea minor; whence they also obtain the name centaurese. Figure of a snake. MS. V., fol. 28 d. 2. For bite of snake, take dust of this same wort, or itself pounded; administer this to the patient in old wine; it will produce much benefit. 3. For sore of eyes, take this same worts juice; smear the eyes therewith; it heals the thinness of the sight (tlie vjeakness of the vision). Mingle also honey thereto; it benefits similarly dim eyes, so that the Fever Foge. brightness (of vision) is restored (to them). rt XXVI V.; neinbon, B. a Marion, B.; Sanun, H.:1 his, B. - eac, H. " hiS, B. n...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236528824
  • 9781236528827