Mrs Listers Purging Drink for ye Kings Evell

Item

Title

Mrs Listers Purging Drink for ye Kings Evell

Creator

Mrs. Lister

Date

en 1694/1795

Description

A recipe for treatment of scrofula ("King's Evil"), using coriander and cardamom seeds, sweet fennel, senna, rhubarb, mechoacan, and sweetened with licorice.

Transcript

Mrs Listers Purging Drink for ye Kings Evell

Take Coriander seeds Cardimum seeds sweet fennel and anis seed of Each an ounce of sasifress 3 ounces sena 4 ounces powder of Rubarb one ounce mecoacum one ounce, sweten it with luicorish steep all theas in six quarts of watter all night next day boyl it in an earthen vesell well covered for 2 or 3 howrs yn [then] drink a pint Every morning

Contributor

en Cheston, Jarissa
en Le, Vincent
en Grimm, Stephanie

Source

en Elizabeth Fairfax cookbook, Collection #C0202, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Publisher

en George Mason University Libraries

Rights

en Public domain. There are no known restrictions.

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