Rob, or Sapa: And Juices
Culpeper : 1. Rob, or Sapa, is the juice of a fruit, made thick by the heat either of the sun, or the fire, that it is capable of being kept safe from putrefaction. 2. Its use was first invented for diseases in the mouth. 3. It is usually made, in respect of body, somewhat thicker than new Honey. 4. It may be kept about a year, little more or less.
Rob sive Sapa, simplex
College : Take of Wine newly pressed from white and ripe Grapes, boil it over a gentle fire to the thickness of Honey.
Culpeper : Whenever you read the word Rob, or Sapa throughout the Dispensatory, simply quoted in any medicine without any relation of what it should be made, this is that you ought to use.
Rob de Barberis
College : Take of the juice of Barberries strained as much as you will, boil it by itself (or else by adding half a pound of sugar to each pound of juice) to the thickness of Honey.
Culpeper : It quenches thirst, closes the mouth of the stomach, thereby staying vomiting, and belching, it strengthens stomachs weakened by heat, and procures appetite. Of any of these Robs you may take a little on the point of a knife when you need.
Rob de Cerasis
College : Take of the juice of red Cherries somewhat sowerish, as much as you will, and with half their weight in sugar boil them like the former.
Culpeper : See the virtue of Cherries, and there you have a method to keep them all the year.
Rob de Cornis
College : Take of the juice of Cornels two pounds, sugar a pound and an half; boil it according to art.
Culpeper : Of these Cornel trees are two sorts, male and female, the fruit of the male Cornel, or Cornelian Cherry is here to be used. The fruit of male Cornel, binds exceedingly, and therefore good in fluxes, and the immoderate flowing of the menses.
College : Take of the clarified juice of Quinces, boil it till two parts be consumed and with its equal weight in sugar boil it into a Rob.
Miva vel Gelatina Eorundem
College : Take of the juice of Quinces clarified twelve pounds, boil it half away, and add to the remainder, old white Wine five pounds, consume the third part over a gentle fire, taking away the scum (all you ought) let the rest settle, and strain it, and with three pounds of sugar boil it according to art.
Culpeper : Both are good for weak and indisposed stomachs.
College : Rob of sour Plums is made as Rob of Quinces, the use of sugar is indifferent in them both. Rob of English Currants is made in the same manner, let the juice be clarified.
Culpeper : The virtues are the same with Rob of Barberries.