The Spanish Infusion.
Take Spring Water 3 pints; Salt of Tarter half an ounce; Saffron (snip'd small with Scissers half a dram; Spanish Juice of Liquorice, sliced thin, 1 ounce; digest warm, and close 24 Hours; And then strain it.
It edulcorates, maturates, incides, and expectorates. In a thin Defluxion, owzing out of the Glands of the Throat, whose Nature is to return mostly in the Evening, and then molest with a Vexatious Cough, give half a pint cold, just at going to Bed.
But in a true Pectoral Cough, which is owing either to an acrid Lympha incessantly suffused, or to gross heavy Phlegm deposited, obstructing and oppressing the Bronchia, or lobular Appendixes of the Lungs, let a quarter of a pint be drank hot every Night and Morning.
In a Feverish Catarrh, with frequent, uncertain Returns, and Changes of Shiverings and Flushes, Heaviness of the Head, Noise in the Ears, Redness of the Eyes, and thin running at the Nose; let it be sipped off hot like Coffee, all day long at times, and let the Patient keep himself up in his Chamber and avoid the cold Air.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710