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an ounce of dried yellow dock root in a pint of milk. Take a cupful
two or three times a day.
Take a teaspoonful of the expressed juice of horehound (the herb) and
mix it with a gill of new milk. Drink it warm every morning. If
persevered in it will perform wonders.
Take horehound herb, elecampane root, spikenard root, ginseng root,
black cohosh, and skunk cabbage root, of each a good-sized handful.
Bruise and cover with spirits or whisky, and let stand ten days; then
put all in a suitable vessel, add about four quarts of water and
simmer slowly over a fire (but don't boil) for twelve hours, or till
reduced to about three pints, then strain and add one pint of strained
honey, half a pint each of number six, tincture lobelia, and tincture
bloodroot (the vinegar or acetic tincture of bloodroot is the best)
and four ounces of strong essence of anise, and you will have one of
the best cough syrups known. Dose: A tablespoonful three to six times
a day, according to circumstances. Good in all kinds of coughs and
SOOTHING COUGH MIXTURE.
Take mucilage of gum arabic, oil of sweet almonds, syrup of balsam
tolu, and wine of ipecac, of each one ounce; tincture of opium, half
an ounce. Dose: For a grown person, one to two teaspoonfuls as often
Take extract of liquorice, one ounce, powdered; nitrate of potash
(saltpetre) and muriate of ammonia, of each two drams. Dissolve in
half a pint of boiling water, and when cool add wine of ipecac, syrup
of balsam tolu, and essence of anise, of each one ounce. Dose: From a
teaspoonful to a tablespoonful several times a day. An excellent
remedy for bronchitis, colds, and catarrhal coughs.
Take pulverized lobelia (seed or herb), powdered bloodroot, and
powdered rattleroot (black cohosh), of each three ounces; alcohol and
good vinegar, of each one pint. Digest for ten days or two weeks, then
strain or filter and add four ounces each of wine of ipecac and
tincture balsam of tolu and one ounce strong essence of anise. A
portion of honey may be added if preferred. Dose: One to two
teaspoonfuls repeated as often as circumstances require. Highly useful
as an expectorant in coughs, colds, and all affections of the lungs.
COMPOUND TINCTURE OF MYRRH.
Take best gum myrrh, eight ounces; cayenne, balsam of fir, and
nutmegs, of each one ounce; good brandy, two quarts. Bruise the solid
articles, and let stand two weeks to digest (shake it once or twice
every day), then strain or filter. Or, it may be made for immediate
use by putting the whole in a stone jug and placing this in a warm
sand bath or in a vessel of boiling water for twenty-four hours,
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