Take of new Milk two Gallons, distil it with Mint, Roman Wormwood, of each two Handfuls to a Gallon. Then take of Garden Snails, washed first in common Water, and then Small beer, half a Peck, of Earth worms slit and wash'd a Pint, of Angelica a Handful and half, Agrimony, Betony, Rue of each a Handful. Put the Herbs in the bottom; upon these lay the Snails and Earthworms, and upon the top of all lay of Shavings of Hartshorn half a Pound, of Cloves an ounce, of Saffran three Drams, Infuse them in two Quarts of Syder, and a Quart of the best Malaga Sack, and then distil them in ordinary Still. These Liquors must be drank plentifully.
For the cure of consumption in the second degree. Sir Richard Morton—1720.
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