An East Anglian cure for jaundice

(collected by Elizabeth Hicks, late eighteenth century)

Take 1 oz of red Doc. Seed dry, boil it in 3 pints of water till 1 pint is nearly wasted then strain it off and add 3 gill glasses of white Wine.

Dose take a gill glass 3 times a day when the stomach is the emptiest, this will be 4 days in taken, then stop 2 days and repeat the Medicine which will with the Blessing of God compleat the Cure be the Jaundice ever so bad.

The wavy leaf edge (and typical snail hole) of curled dock

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