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pints of soft water. When they begin to boil, add one tablespoonful of
wheat flour, two tablespoonfuls of pure starch, and two teaspoonfuls
of carbonate of magnesia, rubbed, together with a little milk into a
soft batter, free from lumps. Boil gently for five minutes, stirring
constantly. Pour into an earthen vessel to cool, and add one
teaspoonful of the best gum arabic dissolved in a little warm water,
one teaspoonful each of saleratus and table salt, and one
tablespoonful of pure strained honey. Stir until cold. The same
precaution must be observed as in preparing No. 1.
One half pint or less of these fluids may be taken at a dose, and at
least three pints should be taken during the day and the amount
gradually increased to two or three quarts. Commence with No. 1 and
use two weeks, then use No. 2 for the same length of time, after which
No. 3 is to be used for two weeks. Continue their use as long as
necessary, taking each for two weeks before changing. In all the
diseases mentioned above, the use of these fluids, in connection with
proper remedies, will insure a speedy restoration to health.
GUM ACACIA RESTORATIVE.
Take two ounces of pure white gum arabic (procure the lump, the
powdered is very apt to be adulterated), pulverize it well, and
dissolve by the aid of a gentle heat in a gill of water, stirring
constantly. When it is entirely dissolved, add three tablespoonfuls of
pure strained honey. Let it remain over the fire until it becomes of
the consistency of a jelly. The heat must be very gentle, it must not
boil. If desirable, flavor with lemon or vanilla. This will be found a
very pleasant article of diet for a weak stomach. When the articles
used are pure it will be transparent and of a light golden color. This
will be borne by the weakest stomach when everything else is rejected.
_It is highly nutritious._
Infuse one pint of ground malt for two hours in three pints of
scalding water. The water should not be brought quite to the boiling
point. Strain; add sugar, if desired; flavor with lemon juice. This is
an excellent drink in inflammatory fevers, acute rheumatism, etc.
Take young and fresh shelled green peas, wash them clean, put them
into fresh water, just enough to cover them, and boil them till they
take up nearly all the water. This dish, if prepared according to
directions, and eaten warm, will not harm any invalid, not even one
suffering from diarrhoea.
In some cases where a milk diet is advisable, owing to the peculiar
condition of the patient's stomach it will cause distress. This is
frequently the case where there is undue acidity. In such cases, let
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