Epsom salt

 Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts is a purgative and diuretic. This medicine generally operates quickly, and therefore is extremely useful in acute diseases. It is found to be beneficial in dyspepsia when combined with infusion of gentian and a little ginger. It forms an excellent enema with olive oil.

Dose , from a half to two ounces, dissolved in warm tea or water. Infusion of roses partially covers its taste and assists its action.

Note , that with regard to Epsom salts, the larger in reason  is the amount of water in which they are taken, the smaller  the dose of salts required: thus, half an ounce properly dissolved may be made a strong dose. The action and efficacy of Epsom salts may be greatly increased by adding one grain of tartar emetic to a dose of salts.