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generally. As a purgative the dose is from two to four pills for a
grown person, and as an alterative and substitute for blue mass and to
act on the liver, one pill once a day or every other day.
Take Socotrine aloes, two drams; colocynth, gamboge, rhubarb, and
castile soap, each one dram; cayenne, thirty grains; oil cloves,
thirty drops. Make into one hundred and twenty pills with extract of
gentian or dandelion. Dose: For dyspepsia, inactive liver or
costiveness, one or two pills once a day; as a cathartic, three to
five pills at a dose. This is a splendid pill. It cleanses the
stomach, gives tone and energy to the digestive organs, restores the
appetite, excites the liver and other secretory organs, without
causing any debility.
ANOTHER ANTI-DYSPEPTIC PILL.
Take Quevenne's powdered metallic iron, forty grains; rhubarb, twenty
grains; extract of nux vomica, one grain. Triturate well in a small
mortar, so as to mix them perfectly, and make into twenty pills with
extract of boneset or gentian. Take one pill before each meal. This is
one of the best anti-dyspeptic pills known.
Take hickory ashes, one pint; soot, three or four ounces; boiling
water, two quarts. Pour on in a suitable vessel or crock, stir, and
let stand, over night, then pour off clear and bottle. Dose: Half a
teacupful three times a day, and if too strong weaken with water until
palatable. A sure remedy for dyspepsia.
Take quinine, twenty grains; piperine, ten grains; Dover's Powder, ten
grains; cayenne, ten grains. Mix, pulverize, and make into twenty
pills with a little gum arabic or extract of gentian or boneset. To be
taken at the rate of one pill an hour when there is no fever, or
during intermission, until twelve pills are taken, the balance to be
taken on the third day or next well day. Good as a remedy for the
chills or fever and ague.
CERTAIN REMEDY FOR THE AGUE OR INTERMITTENT FEVER.
Take quinine, twelve grains; ipecac and cayenne, of each six grains;
pulverized opium, three grains. Make into twelve pills with
precipitated extract of Peruvian bark, or if you cannot get this, use
either extract of dogwood or boneset, sufficient to form into pill
mass. Two or three pills to be taken every two or three hours, during
the well day or intermission, till all are taken. A very certain and
effectual remedy for the ague or intermittent fever.
Take finely pulverized gum myrrh, bloodroot, and lobelia seed, or
ipecac, of each half an ounce; gum camphor and nitre, of each two
drams. Pulverize, mix, and rub well together in a mortar, and bottle
for use. Dose: Three to five grains every hour of two during fever.
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