Take of bayberry (Myrica) ...................... 2 lbs.

ginger (Zingiber) ............................ 1 lb.

Cayenne ..................................... 2 oz.

cinnamon ................................... 2 oz.

prickly ash (Zanthoxylum) .............. 2 oz.

All to be finely pulverized, and sifted through a fine sieve, and well mixed.

Dose

One teaspoonful in two thirds of a cupful of hot water, sweetened; milk or cream may be added to make it more agreeable.

This compound, being stimulant, astringent, and tonic, is an invaluable family medicine, being adapted to all forms of disease, in connection with laxatives, if costiveness be a prominent symptom, or relaxants in cases of constriction.