This section is from the "Elixirs And Flavoring Extracts. Their History, Formulae, & Methods of Preparation" book, by John Uri Lloyd. Also available from Amazon: Elixirs and flavoring extracts,: Their history, formulae, and methods of preparation;
Jalap, . 8 troyounces.
Turpeth root, 1 troyounce.
Scammony, 2 troyounces.
Diluted alcohol, 96 fluidounces.
Mix the drugs and reduce them to a coarse powder, and macerate this in the diluted alcohol for ten days, stirring the mixture thoroughly each day; then filter. (American Journal of Pharmacy, 1881.)