Drinks Refreshing

Sources: Papers On Health

This is a matter of great importance to the sick.

Nor is anything more important to be said on them than this, that the

foundation of all such drinks must be water. This water must be

pure, and is best distilled, or boiled and filtered. Long boiling

will spoil water, and half-an-hour is long enough to boil. To add to

this pure water, we may take the juice of half a lemon, sweetened to

taste. Few patients will fail to relish this. A whole orange may be

used instead of half a lemon. A substitute may be made by taking

half-a-teaspoonful of good white vinegar instead of the orange or

lemon. Also in many cases where the cold drink is not relished, it may

be taken warm.