Naturall and artificial directions for health deriued from the best philosophers, as well moderne, as auncient. By William Vaughan, Master of Artes, and student in the ciuill law.

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Naturall and artificial directions for health deriued from the best philosophers, as well moderne, as auncient. By William Vaughan, Master of Artes, and student in the ciuill law.
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Vaughan, William, 1577-1641.
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London :: Printed by Richard Bradocke,
1600.
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Health -- Early works to 1800.
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Chap. 8. Of herbes.

What is the vse of Tobacco?

Cane Tobacco well dryed, and taken in a sil∣uer pipe, fasting in the morning, cureth the megrim, the tooth ache, obstructions procee∣ding of cold, and helpeth the fits of the mo∣ther.

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After meales it doth much hurt, for it infecteth the braine and the liuer.

What is the vse of borage?

Borage is a cordiall hearb. It purgeth bloud, maketh the hart merrie, and strengtheneth the bowelles.

What is the vse of Cabbages?

Cabbages moderatly eaten do mollifie the belly, and are very nutritiue. Some say that they haue a speciall vertue against drunken∣nesse.

What is the vse of radish?

Radish rootes doe cleere the voyce, pro∣uoke, vrine, and comfort the liuer.

What is the vse of cucumbers?

Cucumbers are of a cold temperature, and fit to be eaten only of cholerick persons.

VVhat is the vse of onions, leekes, and garlick?

They are only fit to be eaten of fleagmatick folkes. They clarifie the voyce, extend the winde pipes, & prouoke vrine and menstruall issue.

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Shew mee the best sallet?

The best sallet is made of peniroyall, parsley, lettice, and endiue. For it openeth the obstruction of the liuer, and keepeth the head in good plight.

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