Black Bile & Melancholy
See also Preparers and Purgers of Melancholy
Rose, 3 oz.
Cyperus 2 ½ drams
Asarum, 1 dram each
Nutmeg ½ dram each
Emblic Myrobalan ½ pound
Boil in 4 ½ pounds of water until 2 pounds have wasted; strain, add ½ pound Honey and boil to an Electuary.
Dose: 2 drams. (The Secrets of Alexis, 1615)