- Dried leaves of foxglove, one drachm;
- Boiling water, eight ounces;
- Spirit of cinnamon, one ounce.
Macerate for four hours, and filter.
This is the infusion so highly recommended by Withering. Half an ounce, or an ounce, of it, may be taken twice a day in dropsical complaints. The spirit of cinnamon is added to improve its flavour, and to counteract its sedative effects.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: cinnamon, dropsy, edinburgh, foxglove, infusion, sedative | Comments (2)