Seltzer-Water, one of the most salubrious mineral fluids, is obtained from the springs, which rise in the vicinity of Nieder-Selters, in the Archbishopric of Triers ; whence it is imported in stone-bottles, closely corked, and. sealed with the episcopal cross ; each vessel containing about two pints and a half English measure, ft is somewhat pungent, and has a mildly saline and alkaline taste,
This water may be safely administered in a variety of disorders, especially in slow hectic fevers, accompanied with a profuse perspiration during the night; in all cutaneous eruptions ; foulness of the stomach, heart-burn, and af-. fections of the alimentary canal, in ral ; farther, in nephritic dis-s, hypochondriasis.
many other complaints, may, . in almost be taken copiously ; the required, Is that of, the bowels in a regular state; the usual dose being from a half to a whole pint: - on account of its grateful taste, and exhilarat-properties, it forms a principal refreshment at the tables of the luxurious in Holland, and Germany.
Artificial -water may be prepared, by adding, to each gallon of the 1 and softest water, one scruple of magnesia, two drams (or half that quantity in a state of dry powder) of fossil alkali, and four scru common salt; then saturating whole with fixed air.
This is mineral fluid is more sant to the taste than the natural water; and Sir John PRINGLE -observes, that it may be made to resemble the genuine Pyrmont-water, both in properties and taste; by adding eight or ten drops of the muriated tincture of iron, to one pint of such preparation.