Remedy for dyspepsia
--The following is recommended as a specific cure for dyspepsia and all derangements of the liver:
It may be used with impunity for an indefinite time.
1 oz. of liverwort, 1 oz. black root, 1 oz. black shakeroot, 1½ oz. senna.--Mix
these several articles together and put then in a large pitcher, or any other convenient vessel, pour over them five half pints (or a quart and a half pint) of boiling water, cover the vessel closely, and set it away.-- After steeping eighteen or twenty hours, stirring occasionally during that time, strain it through a coarse cloth, and then add about a half pint of good brandy or some other good spirits.
Bottle, and in the summer or warm weather in the winter, keep it in a cool place to prevent it from souring.
Dose, a table spoonful three times a day, and always immediately after eating.
Some constitutions may require a little more and others a little less; each one must adjust the dose to suit themselves.
There is no harm in the remedy, and, if necessary, it should be persisted in for weeks and months.