Liver Complaint

December 9th, 2021

Dandelion root 4 oz, crushed ginger 1 oz, colomba root 1/4 oz, bruise and boil altogether in three pints of water till reduced to one pint, strain, a wineglassful every four hours.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

For Weakness of Stomach

April 26th, 2020

1 drachm of prepared Columba root, and 1/2 drachm of rhubarb root, infused in 1/2 pint of boiling water, one day: add 1 oz. tincture of Columba, and a little sugar. 2 table-spoonsful, twice a day.– Or: put about 25 camomile flowers into 1/2 a pint boiling water, with 3 cloves, and 2 hops, cover close and let it stand all night: a tea-cupful first in the morning, and again an hour before dinner. If giddiness ensues, the camomile does not agree with the patient, and must not be continued. Where it does agree, this will be found to restore the appetite.

Source: The English Housekeeper, Anne Cobbett