Take of partridge-berry vine, dried (Mitchella repens)..1 lb. high cranberry or cramp bark (Viburnum opulus)4 oz.

unicorn root (Chamaelirium) ................ ............................ 4 oz.

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum) ................. ............................ 4 oz.

Boil in two gallons of water to one; strain and add one pound and a half of sugar, and three pints of brandy. Its effects are to shorten and diminish the sufferings of childbirth, and thus place both mother and child in a state of safety. It should be used daily for two weeks immediately preceding confinement as a preparatory.

Dose

From half to a wine-glassful two or three times a day, and one at bed-time, in a little hot water. [Dr. P. F. Sweet.]