Tie a quarter of a pound of wheat flour in a thick cloth and boil it in one quart of water for three hours; then remove the cloth and expose the flour to the air or heat until it is hard and dry; grate from it, when wanted, one tablespoonful, which put into half a pint of new milk, and stir over the fire until it comes to a boil, when add a pinch of salt and a tablespoonful of cold water and serve. This gruel is excellent for children afflicted with summer complaint.
Or brown a tablespoonful of flour in the oven or on top of the stove on a baking tin; feed a few pinches at a time to a child and it will often check a diarrhoea. The tincture of "kino" - of which from ten to thirty drops, mixed with a little sugar and water in a spoon; and given every two or three hours, is very efficacious and harmless - can be procured at almost any druggist's. Tablespoon doses of pure cider . vinegar and a pinch of salt, has cured when all else failed.