Another way good to helpe spottes or staynes.

Ye shall first take halfe a gall of an Oxe, the older the better, of fenygreke made in fine powder halfe a pound, a quarter of a pound of white sope, a gallon of strong common lye, mixe altogether therein, and set them on the fire, and seeth them softly till they be halfe wasted, and whensoeuer ye will occupie thereof, heate it warme, and wash your spots therewith, in mixing it often with faire cold water, and it shall doe well.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1602