Syrup of Turnips

A Queen's Delight or the Art of Preserving, Conserving and Candying (1696) author and publisher unknown. 

Home Studies Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

It is very good for a cold or constipation.

First bake the turnips in a pot with old-bread, then press out the liquor between two platters; put a pint of this liquor to half a pint of hyssop-water*, and as much brown sugarcandy as will sweeten it; and boil it to the consistency of a syrup. 

*Waterhyssop or Bacopa monnieri is a perennial, creeping herb native to the wetlands of southern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America.