This section is from the "Encyclopedia Of Practical Receipts And Processes" book, by William B. Dick. Also available from Amazon: Dick's encyclopedia of practical receipts and processes.
5324. Mother's Cordial. Take 4 ounces each of starwort (helonias dioica), high cranberry bark (viburnum opulus), and blue cohosh (caulophyllum thalictroides), and 1 pound of partridge-berry (mitchella repens). Bruise or grind the ingredients, and macerate for 3 days with enough strong alcohol to cover; then displace from them with more alcohol 3 pints of tincture, which are set aside, and the ingredients exhausted with hot water until it passes tasteless. Add 2 pounds sugar and evaporate with a gentle heat to 5 pints; then mix with the 3 pints of tincture and flavor with sassafras.
5325. Wyndnam's Pills. Gamboge, 3 ounces; aloes, 2 ounces; Castile soap, 1 ounce; nitre, 1/2 ounce; extract of cow-parsnip, 1 ounce. In pills of 5 grains each. (Lee.)
5326. Anderson's Pills. Barbadoes aloes, 24 ounces; soap, 4 ounces; colocynth, 1 ounce; gamboge, 1 ounce; oil of aniseed, 1/2 fluid ounce. Mix, and divide into pills of 3 grains each.
5327. Morrison's Pills. No. 1 consists of equal parts of aloes and cream of tartar; No. 2 consists of 2 parts of gamboge, 3 of aloes, 1 of colocynth, and 4 of cream of tartar, made into pills with syrup.
5328. Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Take 3 fluid ounces each of alcohol, fluid extracts of sarsaparilla and of stillingia; 2 fluid ounces each fluid extracts of yellow-dock and of podophyllin; 1 ounce sugar, 90 grains iodide of potassium, and 10 grains iodide of iron. This is from a receipt given by Dr. Ayer himself.
5329. Henderson's Lotion for Corns. Take tincture of iodine, 1/2 ounce; iodide of iron, 12 grains; chloride of antimony, 1/2 ounce. Pare the corn, and apply with a camel's-hair pencil. This lotion has been much commended for destroying corns.
5330. Velpeau's Black Caustic. Triturate in a porcelain mortar 1 ounce powdered liquorice root, and add sulphuric acid in small quantities until a mass is obtained neither too hard nor too liquid. This preparation forms a well-marked hard black scab.
5331. Jarave Spanish. Pour 4 gallons of boiling water on 2 pounds Bio Negro sarsaparilla, 8 ounces powdered guaiacum bark, 4 ounces each of rasped guaiacum wood, anise seed, and liquorice root, 2 ounces of bark of mezereon root, 2 pounds of molasses, and 12 bruised cloves. Shake it thrice a day, and keep it in a warm place. When fermentation has set in, it is fit for use. Dose, a small tumblerful.
5332. Bouyer's Syrop de Lait Iodique. Take cow's milk 200 parts; cane sugar, GO parts; iodide of potassium, 1/6 part; and a little soda. Mix, and evaporate to 100 parts.