Rheumatic Alternative

October 5th, 2008

In Rheumatism of long standing, the following preparation has often proved very valuable:

Colchicum seed, and black cohosh root, of each 1/2 oz, the root to be bruised; best rye whisky 1 pt; put together and let stand 3 or 4 days. Dose: from one tea-spoon to a table-spoon 3 times daily, before meals.

The action will be to loosen the bowels, or cause a little sickness at the stomach; and the dose may be modified not to cause too great an effect on the patient either way, but increasing the dose if necessary until one of these specific actions is felt, and lessening it if the action is too great in any case.

Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. Chase


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