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shaking frequently. Dose: A teaspoonful is an ordinary dose for a
grown person. Good in colic, pains in the stomach and bowels,
diarrhoea, headache, sick stomach, and wherever a powerful stimulant
is indicated. It is also valuable as a wash or external application
for sprains, bruises, and foul ulcers and old sores. It is a
preparation that no family should be without.
SURE REMEDY FOR BOWEL COMPLAINTS.
Take half an ounce bruised turkey rhubarb and half an ounce saleratus,
steep or simmer slowly for fifteen minutes in a pint of water, strain
and add a teacupful of white sugar, and heat again to dissolve; then
add sixty drops oil of peppermint dissolved in one ounce of alcohol.
Dose: From a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful every hour till relieved.
An excellent remedy for diarrhoea, dysentery, and especially adapted
to the bowel complaints of young children.
CORDIAL FOR SUMMER COMPLAINTS.
Take cloves, allspice, and cinnamon bark, of each half an ounce; white
oak bark, one ounce. Bruise all, and boil in one quart of water down
to half a pint; strain, add four ounces white sugar, dissolve by
melting, then add half as much good brandy as there is of the liquid.
Dose: One, two or three teaspoonfuls three to six times a day or
oftener, according to age and urgency of symptoms. An infallible cure
for cholera infantum, or summer complaints of children, and for all
Take yellow dock root, two pounds; stillingia root and bark of
bittersweet root, of each one pound. Boil slowly in three or four
gallons of water down to three quarts; strain, and add six pounds of
white sugar. Dose: Half a wineglass three times a day. A valuable
remedy for scrofula, and all scrofulous skin diseases, as tetter,
herpes, leprosy, and the like; also a valuable alterative in all
Take half an ounce each of green tea and lobelia herb, and tincture a
few days in four ounces of alcohol and water, equal parts. An
invaluable eyewater for weak eyes and all kinds of sore and inflamed
eyes. Use it two or three times a day.
TINCTURE FOR RHEUMATISM.
Take pulverized gum guaiac and allspice, of each four ounces;
bloodroot, pulverized, two ounces; pearlash, one ounce; fourth proof
brandy, one quart. Let stand and digest three or four days, shaking it
two or three times a day. Dose: A teaspoonful three or four times a
day, in a little milk, syrup or wine. An almost infallible remedy for
Take gum myrrh and aloes, of each one ounce; saffron, sage leaves, and
tansy leaves, of each half an ounce. Tincture in a pint of brandy for
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