Sore Throats. For the habitual sore throat or quinsy, which is the torment of many people half their lives, and is generally mistaken for a violent cold because it occasions a tickling in the throat, the consequence of which is conghing - take of powdered galls, three drachms; of boiling rose-water, three ounces. Infuse for three hours. Then filter and pour off the liquor, and add of alum three drachms; of spirits of nutmeg or any other spirit, three ounces. Hold a little of this frequently against the very bottom of your mouth.