From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:
An approved Remedy for Jaundice.
Procure from five to ten cents' worth of aniseed oil, pour from fourteen to fifteen drops in a spoonful of brandy, liquor or meat broth, and take morning before breakfast, or an equal dose before dinner, and after supper an equal quantity. When this medicine is used up the jaundice will have vanished. Probatum.
This aniseed preparation is not only an excellent remedy for jaundice, but also good for lung and other diseases, but the quantity should be increased. A man of forty-six years suffering from pulmonary disease, whom the physician had given up, considered it useless to give him any more medicine, was advised by some friend to use the aniseed cure. The patient procured forthwith two dollars' worth of aniseed at once, and within a fortnight was entirely cured, and is still alive enjoying the best of health. This oil is really a rejuvenator.
The grimoire Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus lists this spell.
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1725Publication of Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus (lists this spell)
1869English-language translation of Egyptian Secrets (lists this spell)