Breathlessness & Difficulty Breathing
SYRUP FOR BREATHLESSNESS
'When a man cannot well draw his breath'.
Syrup of Stoechas 4 oz.
Syrup of Calamint
Syrup of Hyssop 2 oz. each.
ELECTUARY FOR BREATHLESSNESS
Boil a bunch of bruised Hyssop in a pint of Honey. Strain and add:
Elecampane 6 pence in weight each
Pepper 2 pence in weight each
Aniseed 18 pence weight
Licorice 8 pence weight
Mix well into the Honey and heat briefly, add Aquia vitae 3 spoonfuls, This Electuary can be taken by dipping a Licorice stick in it and sucking it often, or else a teaspoonful can be taken several times daily. This was reportedly used by Queen Elizabeth. (Natura exenterata, Philiatros, 1655)