This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
The stimulating properties of ammonia are highly useful in promoting growth of hair when it has been thinned by debility or illness. Half an ounce of the strong liquor, with almond oil, rosemary spirit, and honey-water to about 6 oz. is a good proportion (E. Wilson).