Constipation in Children, Soothing Syrup Made by a Mother in New York for

February 23rd, 2008

“One-half ounce spearmint, one-quarter ounce lady’s slipper, one-half ounce rhubarb, one-quarter ounce cinnamon powder; pour one-half pint boiling water on the whole, mix and let stand to boil fifteen minutes, strain and sweeten well with syrup or honey. Give a teaspoonful every half hour, diminishing as the pain subsides.” This will be found very beneficial in children, and may be used without any fear whatever, as it is perfectly harmless.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter