A common Purging Bolus.
Take powder'd Jalap from 1 scruple to half a dram; Scammony powder'd from 3 grains to 8; Calomel 15 grains; Oil of Aniseed 1 drop; Lenitive electuary as much as is fit to make it up with.
By increasing or diminishing the Jalap and Scammony, its to be made stronger or weaker, according to the present Constitution requireth. It worketh pretty smartly; and therefore purgeth not only what lieth loose in the Ventricle and Intestines, but other Humours likewise, from the Bilious and Pancreatick Passages, and especially from the Glands of the Guts.
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710