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HAS but lately had a place in the list of Family Medicine, nor has its virtues been generally known.

It is a powerful stimulus, or bracer, and is very pleasant to the taste, when diluted in water or sugar. It is remarkable for stopping puking, in all cases, and especially in the Colera Morbis, and when a puke operates too much, the dose may be repeated till it has an effect. When persons of weakly habits become faint by fatigue, it will immediately give tone, or strength, to the system. For aged infirm people, it is an excellent restorative.

In long continued dysenteries it is very powerful, and may be often repeated in small doses, at the discretion of the patient. For female weakness, sinking and fainting it is well adapted, and gives immediate relief, and may be used with safety.

Prepared by O. & A. CROSBY, White-Creek, N.Y. who keep on hand a large assortment of


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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Cinnamon oil is a highly concentrated form of the popular spice. It was long used for healing and was thought to be useful to calm the stomach. Here, the Crosbys have made a cordial, which combines the spice with alcohol to make a liqueur. They recommend it to combat Cholera Morbus. Cholera Morbus was a particularly virulent form of Cholera (here spelled, in French or Spanish fashion, "Colera"). There were major epidemics of this water-borne illness in the United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866. But the word "cholera" often referred to virtually any disorder with similar symptoms, especially those with violent and prolonged vomiting. Cinnamon oil remains a commonly prescribed item in herbal medicine.


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"Oil Cinnamon Cordial" advertisement

creator   O. and A. Crosby
date   c. 1870
location   New York
height   7.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Advertisement
accession #   #L01.098

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