Cold or want of appetite in horses. 4 ounces of whites, 1 ounce of canfer (camphor), one ounce of ginger, one ounce of camuel, 2 ounces of liquors powder (licquars) (liquorice??), Mix them up with treacle or hunny (honey), 2 bowls for a dose the first time, then one every day.
To a cold (in a horse?), as well as to make the cote look well, 1/4 lb jension (gentian?), 1/4 wites, 1/4 lb antimony, 1/4 sulphur, 2 oz of powdered blue vitriol, Venus (Venice) Turpentine, enuf to make it up with one bowl, every other day.
Or – Laurel Camphor. Gum Camphor. Camphor is a white crystalline substance, obtained from the tree Cinnamonum camphora, but the name has been given to various concrete odorous volatile products, found in different aromatic plants.
Medicinal Action and Uses—Camphor has a strong, penetrating, fragrant odour, a bitter, pungent taste, and is slightly cold to the touch like menthol leaves; locally it is an irritant, numbs the peripheral sensory nerves, and is slightly antiseptic.
Camphor is used in medicine internally for its calming influence in hysteria, nervousness and neuralgia, and for serious diarrhoea, and externally as a counter-irritant in rheumatisms, sprains bronchitis, and in inflammatory conditions, and sometimes in conjunction with menthol and phenol for heart failure. Its great value is in colds, chills, and in all inflammatory complaints; it relieves irritation of the sexual organs.
Liquorice benefits the health in various ways as it strengthens bones and muscles. It is valuable in the natural treatment of bronchitis, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, mouth ulcers, peptic ulcers, kidney problems, lethargy, hair loss, and so on.
Moreover, it boosts the immune system, supports the glandular system, and improves the efficacy of other herbs. Liquorice or Mulethi is also used as a sweetener because of it pleasantly sweet, woody flavor similar to that of fennel and anise.
Licorice is a very special plant with many healing properties. The earliest clay tablets found in Mesopotamia, tell of licorice as a panacea potion. It is one of the oldest and best-known remedies for coughs and chest complaints.
Roman legions considered licorice an indispensable ration for their long grueling campaigns. It was said soldiers could go up to 10 days without eating or drinking as the licorice properties helped to build stamina and energy, which allayed both hunger and thirst.
Licorice works on the digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive and excretory systems. It is an effective expectorant, often combined with ginger to help liquefy mucus and facilitate its discharge. Research shows its usefulness as an expectorant and a cough suppressant, with action resembling codeine.