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  • "A Gargle for a Sore Throat.

    Take Plaintain, and Red-rose-Water, of each half a pint; the Wites of Eggs beat into Water, four spoonfuls; Juice of House-leek, fresh beat, four spoonfuls; as much of the Water in which Jews-Ears have been boil'd; twenty drops of Spirit of Vitriol, and an ounce of Honey of Roses'.

    1712 A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery

    Wikipedia to the rescue for this plant -
    "Auricularia auricula-judae, known as the Jew's earwood earjelly ear or by a number of other common names, is a species of edibleAuriculariales fungus found worldwide."

    January 12, 2016