Tincture of Rhubarb and Senna this is, by composition. It is a warming, stimulating laxative to the bowels; good in gouty cases, and many others. Dose, one or two teaspoonfuls, in water.

Watermelon-Seed Tea is an old remedy for dropsy. It is a diuretic, of considerable power, and quite safe, if it does not always 524 cure. A couple of tablespoonfuls of the seeds may be infused in a pint of hot water, and left covered for an hour or two. It is least disagreeable when taken cold; dose, a wineglassful (or less, if the stomach be weak) three or four times a day.