How to Cure Head Congestion, 1596

engraving of patient sitting on bed with attendants

A Medicine for the stopping of the nose and head, which commeth by reason of colde. Take a good quantity of the iuice of Primrose, and blow it with a quill into the Patients nose, and let him keep himselfe warme after it, and it will cleare both his head and nose.

A. T., A Rich Store-House or Treasury for the Diseased

Your stuffy patient may be alarmed when you stick a quill into his nose and pressure-wash his sinuses with primrose juice, but he’ll thank you later.