the exstreem paine of the heade and to cause
temples very well w[i]t[h] puor redrosswater
warmed then dresse ij plaisters upon lynnen
w[i]t[h] rossewater & a good nutmeg beaten
in fine powder. temper th[a]t together uppo[n]
hoot coalls and make th[a]t very thicke.
then spread th[a]t uppo[n] yo[u]r plaisters.
Laie on ether plasiter v or vj good cheves
of safforne all holl. and as hoot as maye
be suffered binde them to the temples. and
so laie you downe to reste use this morning
and eveninge. and th[a]t will soone bringe
you to quyet sleepe.
A remedy for headaches which also claims to
induce sleep in the sufferer.
This remedy comes from an anonymous volume of
miscellaneous remedies and recipes dating from
the 17th and 18th centuries which forms part
of the collection of the Mackenzie family, Earls
This volume is held by the National Archives