PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Rheumatism
Categories: Constitutional Diseases
Dr. Hare gives the following to
rub on large joints:
1. Ichthyol 1/2 to 1 ounce
Lard 1 ounce
2. Tincture of Aconite 6 drams
Tincture Arnica 1 ounce
Oil of Turpentine l ounce (l or 2)
Soap Liniment enough for 8 ounces
Use as a liniment three times a day. This can be used for some weeks.
3. Strong Water of Ammonia 6 drams
Oil of Cajeput 1 dram
Tincture of Belladonna 1 to 2 ounces
Camphor Liniment enough for 8 ounces
Use as a liniment.
4. Tincture of Aconite 1 ounce
Tincture Belladonna 2 drams
Strong Ammonia Water 4 drams
Chloroform Liniment 6 drams
Used as a liniment on chronic or inflamed muscles or joints.
5. Iodide of Potash 1/2 ounce
Compound Syrup of Sarsaparilla 3 ounces
Distilled Water 3 ounces
Mix and take a dessertspoonful in a glass of water two hours after meals
for chronic rheumatism.
6. This is prepared by Parke, Davis & Co., and made into a syrup:
Red Clover 32 grains
Queen's Root 16 grains
Barberry 10 grains
Prickly Ash Bark 4 grains
Burdock Root 16 grains
Poke Root 16 grains
Honduras Bark 16 grains
Iodide of Potash 8 grains
This portion to each fluid ounce of the syrup.
7. The following is good:
Equal parts of each of the following:
Blue Cohosh Root
Black Cohosh Root
Yellow Dock Root
Blue Flag Root
Prickly Ash Root
Bruise them thoroughly or grind them coarsely, steep and make a tea and
drink freely of it. If you wish you can take three to five grains of
Iodide of Potash to each dose. This may in time disorder the stomach and
you may then stop it for a time. All these can be used in muscular
rheumatism also. The food should not be rich or highly seasoned. Spices
are bad for such patients. Pickles, mustard, etc., are best let alone.