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Water For Chest Pains

This is an excerpt from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook
(Hungary, 16th c.)
The original source can be found at

Water for chest pains. Grab half a handful of hyssop, sage, lungwort, sixteen figs, eight dates, two lots of currants, one lot of sweet roots, one lot of carob, two lots of raw beer, a quarter lot of aniseed, two lots of wolf's bane, one lot of sliced ginger, a quarter lot of cinnamon, pour some water or wine to it, boil a third of it, then pass through a strainer it, serve this when hot in mornings or evenings.


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