This powder will be found exceedingly useful in abating the irritation and giving retentive power to the intestines, when the evacuations from the bowels are frequent, have a frothy appearance, and are tinged with blood. The best mode of taking this medicine is the following:—
Take of the Astringent Powder, one scruple;
Aromatic Confection, one scruple;
Powdered Rhubarb, five grains;
Cinnamon Water, one ounce and a half.
Mix, and make a draught, which may be taken every four hours, if required. Four or five drops of laudanum may be added to each draught, if the evacuations are attended with pain.
Source: A Companion To The Medicine Chest, John Savory.Filed under Remedy | Tags: astringent, bloody flux, bowel, bowels, cinnamon, diarrhoea, flux, intestines, laudanum, rhubarb, savory | Comment (0)