Take of meadow-fern leaves and balm of Gilead buds, well bruised or pounded, each three ounces; fresh lard, a pound. moisten the buds with water, and simmer them in the lard over a slow fire until they cease to be glutinous, which will be in three or four hours; then add the meadow-fern burs, also moistened with water, and continue the simmering until their strength is extracted, which may be determined by rubbing them through the fingers, and ascertaining that they do not emit a fragrant smell. Pass the ointment through a coarse cloth or sieve, and pour it into some convenient vessel.

An excellent application in tetters, scald head, soreness of the lips, itch, poison from ivy or dogwood, various cutaneous eruptions.