Had too much absinthe at Boveresse? Feel a little hung over in Combier? We have the answer:
Daffy’s “elixir salutis”
Take of senna leaves, cleared of their stalks, four ounces; of guaiacum shavings, of dry’d elecampane root, of the seeds of anise, caraway, coriander, and of liquorice root, of each two ounces; of raisins stoned, eight ounces; of French brandy, three quarts; keep them together cold for four days, and then strain out the tincture for use.
It is a proper purge for drunkards, and is a great formula to old women habituated to drams.
Pharmacopoeia Universalis, Robert James 1747