DIRECTIONS FOE MAKING SVEUPS, &C. 300
OP MAKING AND KEEPING COMPOUNDS
Chap. I. Of distilled
----III. Of Juleps.
----IV. Of Decoc¬
----V. Of oils.
----VI. Of Electua¬
Chap. IX. Of Lohoeks
----XIV. Of Pills.
----XV. The way of
to compound dis¬
Of all these in order.
Of leaves of Herbs, or Trees.
1. Of leaves choose only such as are green and full
ol'juice ; pick them carefully, and oast away such as
are declining, for they will putrify all the rest. So
shall one handful be worth ten of those you buy in
2. Note what places they most delight to grow in,
and gather them there; for betony that grows in the
sluide is far better than that growing in the sun, be¬
cause it delights in the shade; so also such herbs as
delight to grow near the water, shall be gathered near
it, though haply you may find some of thern upon dry
ground. The treatise will inform you where every
herb delights to grow.
3. The leaves of such herbs as run up to seed are
not so good when they are in flower as before, (some
few excepted, the leaves of which are seldom or never
used) in such cases, if through ignorance they were
not known, or through negligence forgotten, you had
bcttertakethetop and the flowers than the leaf.