- Rhubarb, half an ounce ;
- Boiling water, eight ounces ;
- Spirit of cinnamon, one ounce.
Macerate the rhubarb in a close vessel with the water, for twelve hours ; then having added the spirit, strain the liquor.
This appears to be one of the best preparations of rhubarb, when designed as a purgative; water extracting its virtue more effectually than either vinous or spiritous menstrua.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: cinnamon, edinburgh, infusion, purgative, rhubarb | Comment (0)