Laxatives are medicines which cause the bowels to act rather more than natural, such as manna, &c. 


Take two ounces of Epsom salts, and dissolve in three quarters of a pint of gruel, or thin broth, with an ounce of olive oil. 

 Emulsion, Laxative

Rub down an ounce of castor oil in two drachms of mucilage of gum arabic, add three ounces of dill water, and a drachm of tincture of jalap, gradually.

Dose , as prepared, the whole to be taken while fasting in the morning.