Take of sarsaparilla (Smilax) ................... 2 lbs.

guaiacum chips (G. officinalis) ........... 1 lb.

blue flag (Iris versicolor)................. 6 oz.

prickly ash bark (Zanthoxylum) ...... 3 oz.

liquorice (Glycyrrhiza) .................... 4 oz.

*stramonium seeds (Datura) ......... 1/2 oz.

* This article we always reject from the compound, for reasons well known to Thomsonians

Boil in two or three waters, until the strength is obtained, forming two gallons of the decoction; to which is to be added, when cold, one and a half gallon of molasses and two ounces of the oil of sassafras; the whole to be well shaken together and bottled for use. This compound is highly recommended by Dr. Smith of New York, for cancerous, scrofulous, and all other humors and taints, particularly for those forms of disease produced by mercury that everywhere exhibit themselves, and venereal.

Blue Flag