Philip Moore, The Hope of Health (1564)
sample: THere bee in the bodie of mankinde, fower sondrie humours, that is, blood, fleume, choler, and melancholie: whiche humours are daielie nourished and engendred, of the iuse of meates and drinkes, receiued into the body, and there altered by naturall heat. These humours, maie bee called the second elementes, or the elementes of man, for thei are equalle with the elementes. (10v)
MOtherworte is hote in the seconde degree & drie in the first. It doeth heate and extenuate, it is good to make incessions in the decoction thereof to prouoke secretes. It is also good againste the stone and suppression of vrine. And finally, this herbe doeth chiefly help womennes diseases. (37r)
Ian Lancashire, Editor.
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