Liq. Arsen Hydr. - Solution of Arsenic and Mercuric
Iodide, Donovan's Solution. "Arsenic is very useful in. . . Bronchial
and Pulmonary Affections, as chronic catarrhs, chronic phthisis, spasmodic
asthma, acute coryza, hay fever, etc., are much benefited by smoking arsenical
Hydrobromic acid - Acidum hydrobromicum dilutum. Sedative,
"Coughs of spasmodic and reflex character, . . .it is excellent, but is
best employed in conjunction with other remedies." (Potter)
Quinine sulphas - Quinine sulphate - is obtained from
the bark of various species of the Cinchona tree. "The principal
use of Cinchona is in the malarial diseases, over which its influence
is that of a specific." (Potter) It was also used for acute catarrh
and hay asthma.
Nux vomica - Tinctura nucix vomicae - was used as
a remedy for ". . Nervous Cough, and the cough of habit . . ." (Potter)
Tolu syrup - "Balsam of tolu is obtained from the
trunk of Myroxylon Toluifera, . . . a tree indigenous to New Granada.
. . . Its preparations are used principally for their expectorant action
in cases in which the mucus is tenacious and removed with difficulty by
coughing . . . Used in cough mixtures as a flavouring agent and as a mild
Chloroform water - Aqua chloroformi - "Respiratory
Neuroses, as hay fever, spasmodic asthma, reflex cough, etc. . . ." (Potter)
is toxic, and was used as a narcotic. It is now known as ethylene dichloride.
Wine of Ipecacuanha, made from the roots of Psychotria
ipecacuanha, is an expectorant
Tincture of Compound of Camphor, from the tree Cinnamomum
camphora, was a popular remedy for cold relief.
Squill: "Squill is the sliced bulb of Urginea
maritima, a perennial plant . . .growing along the shores of the Mediterranean."
"Squill is a household word in many countries, especially in England,
where it is freely used in domestic practice for coughs of infants and
children, and causes many deaths by direct poisoning. It is chiefly employed
as an expectorant and diuretic . . . It is well used in — Bronchitis .
. . [and] Chronic Bronchitis" (Potter)
Croton chloral - "Chloral Butylicum, Butyl-chloral
Hydrate, Croton-Chloral, C4H5Cl3O
+ H2O. . . [for] Tic-douloureux, . . .
Croton-chloral is an efficient palliative." (Potter)
Chloroform - used in lotions as a local anaesthetic.
Belladonna liniment - "Used as an anodyne application
for lumbago, neuralgia, and rheumatic pains." (BPC)
Camphor liniment - derived from the tree Cinnamomum
camphora, it ". . . is a stimulant and rubefacient [makes the skin
red] application, and is used as a counter-irritant to rub the chest in
the bronchitis of children, or for rubbing on painful joints." (BPC)