Green's August Flower

For Dyspepsia due to Hyperacidity.
Antacid, Laxative, Carminative

Active Ingredients:

  • Alcohol (7%)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate: (an alkaline carbonate) "Internally the alkaline carbonates and more rarely the solutions of the hydrates are used for their effect ofn the somach, and in cases of hyperacidity relieve the pain and eructation almost instantly. Even where no excessive acidity exists, the alkalies are often beneficial in small quantities, removing the distension and discomfort without apparently altering the digestion to any marked extent"
    -p. 546, A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics or the Action of Drugs in Health and Disease by Dr. Arthur R. Cushny (1906)
  • Socotrine Aloes:
    • Inspissated juice of leaves of Aloe Perryi, Baker (Socotrine aloe)
    • Action: Bitter tonic; Laxative; Purgative; Emmenagogue.
    • Uses: Hemorrhoids, constipation, amenorrhea , jaundice & chlorosis.

    -p. 59, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

  • Oil Peppermint:
    • Volatile oil from fresh flowering plant Mentha piperita.
    • Action: Carminative; Stimulant ; Antiseptic; Anodyne.
    • Uses (Internal): flatulence, colic, dysentery, nausea & nervous affect.
    • Uses (External): headache, toothache, rheumatism, neuralgic , catarrh , hay fever, asthma etc.
    • Also flavoring ill-tasting medicines, toothpowders, pastes & washes etc. manufacturing liqueurs.

    -p. 369, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

    Read more about Peppermint.

  • Capsicum:
    • Cayenne Pepper; African Pepper; Chillies; Bird Pepper.
    • Dried, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens.
    • Action: Stimulant; Somachic; Rubefacient ; Diaphoric; also as Condiment.
    • Uses (Internal): diarrhea, dyspepsia, palsy, sore throat, gastric inactivity of malaria, atonic gout, colic, alcoholism etc.
    • Uses (External): in rheumatism, neuralgic, lumbago etc.

      -p. 148, Merck's Index: Fourth Edition (1930)

    • Further reading on Capsicum.
    • Another Capsicum product.

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Green's August Flower, eventually known as Gill Green