Tartar Powder compound.
Take Cream of Tartar 5 drams; Balaustines 1 dram; Spirit of Vitriol enough to make it pretty tart, mix up a Powder.
It corrects bilious Humours suffused into the Ventricle, restores natural Acid, strengthens the loose Tone, and so is of approv'd use, when a bitter colluvies brings Queasiness, loss of Appetite, Bradypepsy, Vomiting or Diarrhea.
Riverius (Cap. de Concoctione lesa) relates a very singular Story of himself, how that having been troubled with an Alvine Flux, for 4 Months, at last he was freed from it, and perfectly cured in a few Days by the use of Vinegar. He indeed lays the blame upon Phlegm and Melancholy, being imposed upon (as I imagine) by his Stools, which (the sharpness of Humours raking off the linings of the Guts) appear'd all Slimy and Pituitole: Whereas in reality, the whole Cause was to be referr'd to extream acrid Bile, plentifully flowing into the Guts.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710