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Dalby's Carminative was a medicinal product formula originally made by James Dalby of London, England, in the late 1770s. The formula claimed to aid “infants afflicted with wind, watery gripes, fluxes and other disorders of the stomach and bowels”. Ingredients included opium. The product was being sold in the United States by at least 1804.
As listed in The Lancet, a recipe consists of;
Tincture of opium - four drachms and a half
Tincture of assafœtida - two drachms and a half
Oil of carraways - three scruples
Oil of peppermint - six scruples
Tincture of castor - six drachms and a half
Rectified spirits of wine - six drachms
- Dalby's Carminative and Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, both pontiled at Antique Medicine Bottles Dr Cannon's Medicine Chest
- The Dublin Journal of Medical Science. Original from Harvard University: Hodges and Smith. 1843. p. 418.
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