Anthelminthic purging Powder.
Take Scammony prepared 6 grains; Rhubard 4 grains; Calomel half a scruple, make a powder for a Child 6 or 8 Years old.
Sylvius powders a Dose of Scammony; puts Water to it, dissolves what will dissolve, and then pours it off, leaving a blackish Matter at the bottom. He faith, he knows no Purging Medicine to be prefer'd before it, when thus prepared, for it works effectually without Gripes or trouble, and is so safe, that he has abundance of times, given it to lying in Women and Children, with mighty Success. And he could not but laugh at the fears of our Theoretic Writers, that are perpetually crying out against the use of Scammoneats, and yet those most common Medicines Diaprunum Solutivum, and Electuary of Juice of Roses, owe their principal Virtue Scammony.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710