943. Are a peculiar kind of medicines, administered by injecting them into the rectum or outlet of the body. The intention is either to empty the bowels, kill worms, protect the lining membrane of the intestines from injury, restrain copious discharges, al ay spasms in the bowels, or nourish the body. These clysters or glysters are administered by means of bladders and pipes, or a proper apparatus.
Take twelve ounces of strong beef tea, and thicken with hartshorn shavings or arrow-root.
Take half an ounce of oil of turpentine, the yolk of one egg, and half a pint of gruel Mix the turpentine and egg, and then add the gruel. Use, as an anthelmintic.
Dissolve one ounce of salt in twelve ounces of gruel.
Mix two ounce of castor oil with one drachm of starch then rub them together, and add four teen ounces of thin gruel. Use, pur gative.
Mix four ounces of olive oil with half an ounce of mucilage and half a pint of warm water. Use, as a demulcent.