Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to Cure Head Congestion, 1596

"A Medicine for the stopping of the nose and head, which commeth by reason of colde. Take a good quantity of the iuice of Primrose, and blow it with a quill into the Patients nose, and let him keep himselfe warme after it, and it will cleare both his head and nose." 
A. T., A Rich Store-House or Treasury for the Diseased (1596)
Your stuffy patient may be alarmed when you stick a quill into his nose and pressure-wash his sinuses with primrose juice, but he'll thank you later.

1 comment:

  1. "A Medicine for the stopping of the nose and head, which commeth by reason of colde. Take a good quantity of the iuice of Primrose, and blow it with a quill into the Patients nose, and let him keep himselfe warme after it, and it will cleare both his head and nose."

    Right!

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