Take of poplar bark (Populus alba) ........... 3 lbs.

golden seal (Hydrastis) ................... 1 lb.

scullcap (Scutellaria)...................... 8 oz.

unicorn (Chamaelirium)................... 8 oz.

Cayenne ..................................... 4 oz.

Put these materials into a convenient vessel, add four gallons of water, and boil gently for half an hour, or until the liquid is reduced to about three gallons, keeping the vessel in the mean time closely covered; strain through a coarse cloth, and add fifteen pounds of sugar, and boil again until the scum ceases to rise, which will be in about five minutes. This done, strain the liquor a second time through a cloth or sieve. and when nearly cool add the infusion of half a pound of prickly ash berries and a pound of cinnamon, prepared by steeping them in a close vessel with twelve gallons of sweet Malaga wine. The preparation is then fit for use, and should be put into clean bottles or kegs.

Dose

Half a wine glass three times a day before eating. Useful in dyspepsia, loss of appetite, debility, sinking at the stomach, drowsiness, headache, etc.