Vinegar Of Lobelia

Vinegar of Lobelia

Acetum Lobellae (Vinegar of Lobelia). Lobelia seed powder, 4 oz. Diluted acetic acid, 2 pints. This medicated vinegar may also be prepared by percolation. It is an emetic, nauseant, and expectorant, and a valuable relaxant in spasmodic affections. A good application in such skin diseases as salt-rheum, erysipelas, poisoning by rhus, etc. As an expectorant, 5 to 30 drops every half-hour in elm or flax-seed infusion. One part of Vinegar of Lobelia to 1 part of syrup forms a pleasant preparation for children.

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Recipe Instructions: Herbal Vinegar :Macerate in a close glass vessel for seven days, then express the liquor, filter, and add to the filtered product alcohol, or concentrated acetic acid, i fluid ounce. The whole should measure 2 pints.
Source: Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal Vol I" (1931)

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  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
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