Simply a solution of lime in water. Anybody can make it, by putting pure, clean, unslaked lime in pure water. Take a large bottle, and press into it enough lime to fill about one-fourth of its depth. Pour in water enough to fill it full, then cork and shake it awhile. On standing, the clear lime-water will be ready for use. If all the lime is dissolved, add a little more, so as to be sure that the water is saturated ; that is, contains as much as it will dissolve.

Lime-water is the main stand-by as a domestic remedy for vomiting, or for nausea threatening it. Dose, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful. When nourishment is needed, a tablespoonful of milk may be added to one of lime water. Otherwise, it may be diluted with an equal amount of water, or cinnamon-water.

Lime-water is often added with great advantage "to milk for babies, when they have sour stomach or diarrhaea, as it is antacid and somewhat astringent. A table-spoonful may be put in every half pint of the child's food, so long as such an occasion exists for it. No harm will be done if it should be taken in that way for days, or even weeks, together.

Liquorice, also spelled licorice. - The root of an herb growing on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The Extract is'Chiefly used. It is black, hard, and sweet. There is also a fluid extract. Neither has any important property except some soothing influence over the lining membrane of the throat. By " sympathy of contiguity " this influence extends from the gullet into the windpipe, and thus liquorice helps to soften and loosen cough.