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CHOLERA MORBUS (Acute Inflammation of Stomach and Upper Bowel)

Categories: Digestive Organs

This is
most common in young people in late summer, after indiscretion in eating.

Symptoms. Sometimes the patient feels tired, then nausea, etc. The attack

though is usually sudden, with nausea, vomiting, and cramp-like pains in

the abdomen. The contents of the stomach are vomited. The bowel discharge

at first is diarrhea and later like rice water. Repeated vomiting and

purging, with severe cramps. It looks like
true cholera.

MOTHERS' REMEDIES, Cholera Morbus. Castor Oil for. "Castor oil one

tablespoonful for an adult, one-half tablespoonful for children." This is

an old, tried remedy and very good.

2. Cholera Morbus, Blackberry Root and Boiled Milk for. "Steep the root

of the long blackberry, give in one-half teaspoonful doses; alternate with

teaspoonfuls of well boiled sweet milk, one-half hour apart."

3. Cholera Morbus, Blackberry Cordial for. "Take a quantity of

blackberries, strain out all of the juice. To each pint of juice add a

pint of sugar. Then put in a little bag or cloth one-half ounce of

cinnamon, one-fourth ounce of mace, two teaspoonfuls of cloves. Place this

little bag with spices in the berry juice and boil for about two minutes,

after which remove bag of spices and add one large cup of brandy or whisky

to each pint of juice."

4. Cholera Morbus, Tincture Cayenne Pepper for. "Tincture cayenne pepper,

five to ten drop doses in a little hot water. Before giving this medicine

it is well to drink a quantity of tepid water and produce vomiting. This

can be made more effective by adding five or ten drops of camphor."

5. Cholera Morbus, Nutmeg and Jamaica Ginger for. "Grate one teaspoonful

nutmeg, put few drops Jamaica ginger in three or four tablespoonfuls of

brandy, add little water." The writer says this is one of the finest

remedies she has ever known for summer complaint.

6. Cholera Morbus, Home Remedy for. "To a pint of water, sweetened with

sugar, add chalk one-half dram, anise, two drams, cayenne pepper, ten

grains; boil this down to one-half pint. Give a teaspoonful every hour or

two until relieved. Kerosene may be applied to the abdomen with cloths.

This is a very good remedy and easily prepared."

7. Cholera Morbus, Old Reliable Remedy for.

Tincture Rhubarh 4 ounces

Spirits Camphor 2 ounces

Paregoric (Tinct. opii camph.) 3 ounces

Spirits Ammonia 4 ounce

Essence Peppermint 1 dram

Take a half teaspoonful every two hours. This is a tested recipe; have

known of its being used the last fifty years."

The camphor and paregoric will relieve the pain, while the rhubarb and

pepper are stimulating and laxative.

8. Cholera Morbus, Common Remedy for. "To check vomiting and purging, the

following mixture is excellent:

Essence of Peppermint 1 ounce

Water 1 ounce

Carbonate of Potash 20 grains

Paregoric 1 teaspoonful

White Sugar or Honey 2 teaspoonfuls

Mix and shake well. Dose. One teaspoonful every ten or twenty minutes

until the patient becomes quiet. If necessary keep up bodily heat by means

of hot flannels or bricks to extremities. Keep the patient quiet."

This is an excellent remedy for this trouble and may be used by anyone.

The above mixture is for an adult.

PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Cholera Morbus. l. Heat to the bowels and to

the extremities. Give plenty of hot water to aid vomiting and to wash the

stomach. It is always well to keep on drinking hot water and frequently

the vomiting stops. If not, the camphor, laudanum and water can be given.

2. Morphine by hypodermic method. A doctor must give this.

3. Tincture of Camphor 15 drops

Laudanum 15 drops

Mix in one-third of a cup of hot water. This is a good remedy. Mustard

poultice to the stomach and bowels benefits.