Family Medical Compendium; Or Directions for Medicine Chests with Remarks on Medicine & Surgery, by D. Cox,

Family Medical Compendium; Or Directions for Medicine Chests with Remarks on Medicine & Surgery, by D. Cox,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790* edition. Excerpt: ...the fame Herb, by our manner o doing it, either either by making the infufion of the herb too ftrong, or by pouring on boiling water and fuffering the fined part (the efiential oil) to evaporate in fteam; or, by ufing the ftalks of the herb along with the buds, leaves, or bloflbms, or from other inattentions the herb tea becomes difagreeable and of no effect, which would not have happened by a contrary management. For inftance, a flight infufion of the Bleffed Thiftle in cold water proves an elegant and efficacious ftomachic-bitter, while by a longer infufion of this plant, a naufeous emetic medicine is produced. FAMILY RECEIPTS, INFUSION OF SENNA. IT is prepared in various ways. The following form is I conceive the molt agreeable, and as efficacious as any. DIRECTIONS; Infufe three drams of fenna leaves and two drams of frefh lemon peel, in four ounces (a quarter of a pint) of boiling water; to which add two tea fpoonfuls of lemon juice, and if a fmall quantity of bohea tea is alfo added, it will be of fervice to difguife the tafte of fenna. Let the infufion remain clofe covered till cold; when it ij o be poured out, or lightly ftrained off for ufe. DOSE: One half to be taken firft, and the remainder, if required, two or three hours afterwards. H 2 REMARK. REMARK. Senna, by being boiled, becomes naufeous and apt to gripe; it is a moderately ftrong, and in general, a fafe cathartic. If in the above infufion, half an ounce of rochelle falt and one ounce of manna are diflblved, and when cold two or three table fpoonfuls of fenna tin lure, two tea fpoonfuls of fweet fpirit of nitre and one tea fpoonful of tin&ure of lemon or orange peel, or fpirit of lavender, are added, the medicine will then be found more efficacious. Three or four...
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  • English
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