Apply a suppository of linen dipt in Aqua Vitae.
Or, drink cold water, as largely as possible, taking nothing else till the flux stops.
Or, take a large apple, and at the top pick out all the core, and fill up the place with a piece of honey comb; (the honey being strained out,) roast the apple in embers, and eat it, and this will stop the flux immediately.
Or grated rhubarb, as much as lies on a shilling, with half as much of grated nutmeg, in a glass of white wine, at lying down, every other night. Tried.
Or take four drops of Laudanum, and apply to the belly a poultice of wormwood and red roses boiled in milk.
In a Dysentery, the worst of all fluxes, feed on rice, saloup, sago, and sometimes beef-tea; but no flesh.
To stop it, take a spoonful of suet melted over a slow fire. Do not let blood.
A person was cured in one day, by feeding on rice milk, and sitting a quarter of an hour in a shallow tub, having in it warm water three inches deep.
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