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The Vertue Of The Conserue Of Elder flowres

This is an excerpt from The Treasurie of commodious Conceits
(England, 1573 - J. Holloway, transcr.)
The original source can be found at

The vertue of the conserue of Elder flowres. Cap.xxiii. COnserue of the flowres of Elder is good agaynst the morphewe, it clenseth the stomack, and ye whol body from scabbs. Gather the clusters, or bunches whereon ye flowres grow when they are newe blowne and spreade: lay them vpon a fayre sheete abrode in a Chamber a daye or two tyll ye shal perceue ye flowre wyll shake off and fall awaye, then pyke thm cleane, and make therof conserue, as ye do of other flowres.

And whereas it is more holsome then pleasant, therfore put some other conserue (suche as ye luste) amongst it, when ye wyl occupy it.


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