For A Cough:
"Take 3 spoonfuls of the best salad oil, 3 spoonfuls of vinegar, and sugar candy enough to sweeten it. Take it in the morning [after] fasting, and at night when going to rest."
From J. H., The family dictionary. London, 1695.
To Take Away Hoarseness:
"Take a turnip, cut a hole in the top of it, and fill it up with brown-sugar candy, and so roast it in the embers, and eat it with butter."
From Elizabeth Talbot Grey, Countess of Kent, A choice manual, or, rare and select secrets in physick and chirurgery. London, 1682.
Lemon Balm for Insect Stings:
"Dioscorides wrote that the leaves drunk with wine, or applied outwardly [to the sting] are good against the stings of venemous beasts."
John Gerard, The herball, or, general historie of plantes. London, 1597.