Leechdoms for a paralyzed body, and a bath salve.

1. Work a fomentation for a stricken body; take the mickle fern, the netherward part, and elm rind green, pound them together, and for a liquor add mead dregs, rub them up thoroughly together, lay on for a long while, till that the sufferer be warm or walk about.

2. For a stricken body, a salve; holenium thoroughly sodden, and the netherward part of hammersedge, and old lard, pound all together, warm through a cloth at the fire, smear therewith; then scarify continually about the bruise for seven nights, set a horn upon the open scarifications, smear with the black salve, be it for a night, be it for two, as need be, and as they be open.

See Also

Guillain-Barré syndrome
Saxon Leechdoms


Return to Main Index