Take of asafoetida, half an ounce; simple syrup, as much as is necessary to form it into pills.
In hysteric complaints, four or five pills, of an ordinary size, may be taken twice or thrice a-day. They may likewise be of service to persons afflicted with the asthma.
When it is necessary to keep the body open, a proper quantity of rhubarb, aloes, or jalap, may occasionally be added to the above mass.
Domestic Medicine 2nd edition 1785