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An Anthelminthic Infusion.

Take Wormseed bruis'd half an ounce; Mint Water 4 ounces; Gentian Compound and Cinnamon water, each 2 ounces; infuse hot for an hour; then strain and add Syrup of Succory with Rhubarb 2 ounces; Oil of Nutmeg 2 drops; mix.

Give a Child 2 spoonfuls twice a day, for 3 days, and then after it, a proper Cathartic.

Aegineta (Book 4. chap. 57. page 384.) saith, when Children will not take Medicines if you lay them on their backs and bind them down, and hold open their Mouths, with an Instrument, and put a Glyster Pipe down their Throats, you may inject what bitter you please, in spight of their strugling.

Thomas Fuller
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710