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"Hang any quantity of frog-spawn in a bag, so that the water may run from it, into a vessel set underneath to receive it; and to every pint of the liquor, thus obtained, add a dram of roch-alum. " from the Pharmacopeia Edinburgensis, Wellcome Collection.
"Still [water] of finkell (fennel) alone and still [water] of Detonie alone which is special Good for the eyes. " from the Women's Recipe Book, National Library of Scotland.
Amber was believed to hold healing properties for the eyes. This amber bead from the Isle of Skye was used as a charm in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was rubbed on the eyelids to cure failing eyesight.