Take of Japan earth, three ounces; tormentil root, nutmeg, olibanum, of each two ounces; opium dissolved in a sufficient quantity of Lisbon wine, a drachm and a half; simple syrup and conserve of rose...
Conserve and Preserve
|Candied Orange Peel.|
Soak Seville orange-peel in several waters, till it loses its bitterness; then boil it in a solution of double refined sugar in water, till it becomes tender and transparent.
|Conserve of Red Roses.|
Take a pound of red rose buds, cleared of their heels; beat them well in a mortar, and, adding by degrees two pounds of double refined sugar, in powder, make a conserve.
|Conserve of Sloes.|
This may be made by boiling the sloes gently in water, being careful to take them out before they burst: afterwards expressing the juice, and beating it up with three times its weight of fine sugar.
|Compound Decoction of the Bark.|
Take of Peruvian bark and Virginian snake-root, grossly powdered, each three drachms. Boil them in a pint of water to one half. To the strained liquor add an ounce and a half of aromatic water.
|Decoction of Althea.|
Take of the roots of marsh-mallows, moderately dried, three ounces; raisins of the sun, one ounce; water, three pints. Boil the ingredients in the water till the one third of it is consumed; afterward...
|Decoction of Logwood.|
Boil three ounces of the shavings, or chips, of logwood, in four pints of water, till one half of the liquor is wasted. Two or three ounces of simple cinnamon-water may be added to this decoction.
|Decoction of Sarsaparilla.|
Take of fresh sarsaparilla root, sliced and bruised, two ounces; shavings of guaiacum wood, one ounce. Boil over a slow fire, in three quarts of water, to one; adding towards the end, half an ounce of...
|Decoction of Seneka.|
Take of seneka rattle-snake root, one ounce; water, a pint and a half. Boil to one pint, and strain.
|Decoction of the Bark.|
Boil an ounce of the Peruvian bark, grossly powdered, in a pint and a half of water to one pint; then strain the decoction. If a tea-spoonful of the weak spirit of vitriol be added to this medicine, i...
|The Common Decoction.|
Take of camomile flowers, one ounce; elder flowers, and sweet fennel seeds, of each half an ounce; water, two quarts. Boil them for a little, and then strain the decoction.
Take of the purest chalk, in powder, two ounces; gum arabic half an ounce; water, three pints. Boil to one quart, and strain the decoction.
Take of liquid laudanum, twenty-five drops; simple cinnamon-water, an ounce; common syrup, two drachms. Mix them.
Take of the diuretic salt two scruples; syrup of poppies, two drachms; simple cinnamon-water and common-water, of each an ounce.
Take of manna, an ounce; soluble tartar, or Rochel salt, from three to four drachms. Dissolve in three ounces of boiling water; to which add Jamaica pepper-water, half an ounce.
Take spirit of Minererus, two ounces; salt of hartshorn, five grains; simple cinnamon-water, and syrup of poppies, of each half an ounce. Make them into a draught.
Take of ipecacuanha, in powder, a scruple; water, an ounce; simple syrup, a drachm. Mix them.