Purging Ale for Children.
Take fine Rhubarb (cut into thin slices) 2 drams; Liquorice, Aniseed, each 2 scruples; Raisins stoned and shred 30 or 40: Put them into a glass bottle of Ale holding a quart.
It purgeth kindly, without gripes or sickness, takes off the slipperiness of the venticle and intestines, and leaves them stronger then before. It's a mortal enemy to Worms; and is given to 2 ounces, more or less, and to very young children in proportion.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710