08/16/2018 (Thu) 15:56:39
Back on 8/kc an Ameribernd posted his transcript on ass issues. I might as well repost it.
''A medieval cure for prolapse from "Treatises of fistula in ano : haemorrhoids, and clysters", which is a book dedicated to afflictions of the ass as well as infected lower back cysts resulting from excessive horse riding (fistulae) by the great surgeon John Arderne:
Section 1 of 5
17. Agaynȝ goyng out of þe lure: If vertu and age suffre be þer fyrst y-done fleobotomy of þe vtter sophene of þe legge; Afterward be þer done suffumigacion or fomentacion of gaƚƚ, or of þe rynde of a grene oke or dry; of þe rynde of pome-granate þat is called psidia, and of þe floureȝ of granate þat ar called balaustia; of þe rote of camfery decocte in rayne watre. And if it be in somer þise may be added to, or elleȝ by þam selfe: verueyne, moleyne, plantane, gawel,*. [myrrha] psillium, iuyse of coriandre, barberry, porcelane, bursa pastoris, rede rose, tanesey, wormode, horsmynt, and sich oþer stiptikeȝ.
Against prolapse: If virtue and age suffer, then a phlebotomy of the the small saphenous vein of the leg should be done. Afterward, perform suffumigation or fomentation of the wound with gall, or the rind of a green oak, or dry; with pomegranate rind, wild pomegranate flowers; with comfrey root decocted in rain water (note: essence of comfrey root). If it is summer time the following ingredients may be added too, or else by themselves: vervain, melon(? probably wrong), plantain, kale, myrrh, coriander juice, cowrie shell, shepherd's purse, red rose, tansy, wormwood, horsemint, and other such medicinal ingredients which inhibit bleeding.''