This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
Nervousness and sleeplessness (from each of which so many persons suffer at the present day), in nine cases out of ten arise from a disarranged stomach. A few doses of the Restorative Assimilant will set the digestive wheels in motion, thus relieving the system from nervousness and irritation, and soothing the nervous system to rest.
In diarrhoea, or even dysentery in its worst form, the Assimilant acts promptly in disinfecting the stomach, healing all inflammation of the bowels, and checking the disease without leaving any bad effects behind. I have known a man tottering feebly along from chronic diarrhoea, to be set upon his feet with renewed life and vigor in less than forty-eight hours, from a few doses of this medicine, so astonishing are its results. One pint bottle will cure any case. I have never known it to fail in a single instance.
Next in order comes my Rock Rose and Stillingia Blood Purifier, and the Liver Invigorator. The names of these preparations indicate the diseases for which they are intended. Each is prepared with great care to meet the requirements of Blood and Liver Complaints.
To change the condition of the blood from an unhealthy and impure condition to one of health and purity is a work of time. A bottle or two of the above remedy will accomplish but little good, but a course of six bottles will make one feel like a new creature. It will cleanse the complexion, cure eruptions of the skin, give buoyancy to the step and brightness to the eye. The price of Six bottles of Blood Purifier is Five dollars.
Two or three bottles of the Liver Invigorator will emulge the liver and remove the many feelings of distress attending the torpidity of this organ. In all cases of liver complaint I also advise the use of the Renovating Pills, as necessary to carry off all morbid secretions from the system. The Liver Invigorator is One dollar per bottle.
I will close with a few remarks about my Male Fern Vermifuge and Herbal Ointment Suppositories. (See cut on page 474).
There is not a case of Piles or Fistula in the United States that the Suppositories will fail to cure provided they be used a reasonable length of time, if used in connection with a course of my Blood Purifier in scrofulous constitutions. The Suppositories here represented are to be used for internal piles, and the Herbal Ointment is to be used for external piles. Both are to be used when the piles are both external and internal. If the patient is not particularly scrofulous, the Blood Purifier may be omitted and the Ointment and Suppositories will do the work.
The Male Fern Vermifuge is decidedly the most reliable Vermifuge ever manufactured; it not only removes every variety of worm (even tape worms) from the body, but their nests also. It is as pleasant to the taste as aromatic syrup -- children never refuse to take it, and being equally effectual among adults, it proves an invaluable remedy.
The Woodland Balm, for the hair invigorates the scalp, causing a new growth of hair, while it cures all eruptions, and removes unnatural heat from the head. Space will not permit a farther description, as I do not wish to say much about my Standard Herbal Remedies in this work, as it is intended to give formulas for the benefit of the public. Those who wish to know more about them, have but to address me and procure half a dozen copies of my Shakesperian Almanac (for themselves and friends), which is published annually about the first of December, and can be had at any time of the year -- free!
This almanac contains a large number of certificates of cures wrought by my Standard Herbal Remedies in all parts of the United States. Many of them are from persons who had been given up as incurable by various physicians. Being thus thrown upon their own resources,they sought for themselves a remedy, and my preparations being brought to their notice through liberal advertising or friends, they had faith enough to procure and give them a fair trial, which resulted in their being restored to health.
My standard Herbal Remedies embrace nine preparations.
Should any one be in doubt as to which of the remedies are adapted to his
or her individual case, I may be addressed on the subject, with a short
description of case, and will promptly give the required advice and my
opinion by return mail, free of charge. Remittances may be made safely
by P. O. Order or
DR. O. PHELPS BROWN,
No. 212 Grand Street, Jersey City, N. J.