An Infusion for a Colic.
Take Zedoary root contused 2 ounces; Canary Wine, Brandy, each half a pint; macerate in a gentle heat 12 hours. To the strain'd add Oil of Juniper 16 drops; Oil of Cloves 4 drops; fine Sugar 1 ounce, mix.
In a Bilious Colic no Medicine will avail much, 'till the Body be wrought thro' with a Purge; and after it is so, this Medicine will be useful. In an Hysteric Colic Dr. Sydenham prescribes Zedoary between the Fits. Two or three ounces are to be taken three or four times a Day.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710