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To Make Conserue Of acorns

This is an excerpt from The Treasurie of commodious Conceits
(England, 1573 - J. Holloway, transcr.)
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To make conserue of Acorns, or Gladon. With the vertue of the same. chapter. xxvii. TAke the roots of yelow flowre delice which groweth in moist grownde, otherwise called a Flag roote, washe them and scrape them, seeth them, and order them as ye doo of Elecampana now last before rehearsed, and so kepe it. This conserue is good againste all sicknesse of the brain and synowes, and against all deseases of fleume, vnto women it oppeneth naturall course and termes.

And you muste generally learne, that in makyng conserues, frutes and Roots are made with fyre and seething: but Flowres are made wtout fyre or seething. Moreouer the more Suger or Honey is put into the, so it be not past .iii.ii. to .i. the conserue shal continew the better.


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