A cure for wind prescribed by the Tudor monarch Elizabeth I
Take ginger, cinnamon, galingale ( a plant in the ginger family) of each
one ounce; aniseeds, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, of each half an ounce; mace
and nutmegs two dram each; pound together and add one pound of white sugar.
Use this powder after or before meat at any time.
It comforteth the stomach, helpeth digestion and expels wind greatly.
From the Fairfax Household Book 17th/ 18th century