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grains. Mix, and triturate well in a mortar so as to mix perfectly,
and make into twenty pills with mucilage of gum arabic. Dose: In
dysentery and diarrhoea, one pill every six to twelve hours. Two or
three pills are generally sufficient to cure any ordinary case, if
given during the early stage. They may be relied on in all cases and
stages of bowel diseases, and especially in dysentery. A second pill
may be given three hours after the first, a third six hours after the
second; after that not oftener than once in twelve hours, and never
more than one pill at a time.
Take sulphate of zinc, sixty grains; rhubarb and ipecac, each thirty
grains; cayenne, sixty grains. Make into sixty pills with extract of
hyoscyamus. Dose: One pill night and morning for one week, then leave
off for a week, and then resume again, and so on every other week. An
important remedy, and has cured many cases of epileptic fits when
taken in the early stages.
PILLS FOR ASTHMA.
Take powdered elecampane root, powdered liquorice root, powdered anise
seed, and sulphur, of each one dram. Make into ordinary sized pills
with a sufficient quantity of tar, and take three or four pills at
night on going to bed. This is an admirable remedy for asthma and
shortness of breath.
Take asafoetida and carbonate of ammonia, of each one dram;
pulverized opium and macrotin, of each thirty grains. Melt the first
two articles over the fire, and then stir in the others. Mix well and
make into sixty pills. Dose: One or two pills, in cases of hysteric
fits, every two or three hours; also good in female nervous attacks
and spasmodic affections.
PILLS FOR CHRONIC BRONCHITIS.
Take pulverized skunk cabbage root, two drams; pulverized extract of
liquorice, one dram; sanguinaria and macrotin, of each thirty grains.
Make into large sized pills (say from eighty to one hundred) with a
sufficient quantity of tar, and take one pill from three to six times
a day, and continue for several weeks if necessary. One of the best
remedies known for chronic bronchitis, and what is sometimes called
"clergyman's sore throat."
PILLS FOR NEURALGIA.
Hyoscyamus, extract of, one dram; extract of aconite, thirty grains;
macrotin, twenty grains; morphine, five grains. Make into forty pills,
thickening the mass, if necessary, with a little powdered liquorice or
ginger. Dose: One pill every three hours till relief is obtained. Good
in neuralgia and all severe nervous pains.
BLEEDING AT THE LUNGS.
Eat freely of raw table salt, or take a teaspoonful three or four
times a day of equal parts of powdered loaf sugar and rosin, or boil
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