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Sometimes combined in database with lemons.
A Compendium of Domestic Medicine, 1865
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I’ve included Orange Flower Water in these remedies
Remedies Containing or to be used with Orange
- Acid, Citric (22/1): syrup of orange-peel included in “Saline Mixture”
- Acid, Nitric, Diluted (27/6): syrup of orange-peel included in draught used to treat heartburn. Syrup of orange-peel is also included in “Nitric Acid Draught” used to treat typhoid fevers
- Aromatic Confection (42/21): syrup of orange-peel included in “Cordial Draught for Relaxed Bowles”
- Arrow-root (43/22): when making a jelly from arrow-root, orange juice may be added, but it is more used in the flavouring of the remedy, not medicinally necessary.
- Bark, Peruvian (48/27): syrup of orange-peel is used in a draught that is administered in cases of ague “when the sulphate of quinine has failed”
- Bark, Canella (49/28): the rind of two Seville oranges is used in the recipe for usquebaugh (whisky)
- Bismuth, White (53/32): orange-flower water included in “Gastrodynia with Flatulence” draught recommended by Dr. Copland
- Carrageen, or Irish Moss (62/41): a decoction of the moss made with water and flavoured with Seville orange juice (among other options) can be given to consumptive patients throughout the day, when needed, to provide nourishment.
- Glycerine (92/71): orange-flower water (or rose water, or elder flower water) used in a mixture that can be applied to the skin to treat chapping, roughness, sun burn, dandriff, and other skin irritations.
- Hartshorn Shavings (100/89): “it forms, when united with orange-juice, sugar, and a little wine, a good article of diet for the sick and convalescent”
- Infusions, Concentrated (105/84) of cloves, calumbo, cascarilla, chamomile, gentian, orange peel, quassia, rhubarb, roses, and senna: used often in medicine chests as they can be diluted to form infusions. This allows for large doses to be provided in smaller amounts.
- Kreosote, or Creasote (112/93): “Creasote Mixture” contains syrup of orange-peel, and orange flower water.
- Nitre (126/105): syrup of orange-peel used in a draught to administer nitre
- Oil of Almonds (126/105): orange-flower water included in a mixture used to combating a “tickling and irritating cough”
- Quinine, Sulphate of (114/123): “The compound tincture of quinine, which is a combination of Seville orange-peel and quinine…” Quinine can also be used in the treatment of neuralgic odontalgia (headache caused by toothache) when combined with a tincture of orange-peel and Hoffman’s ether
- Senna Leaves (154/133): tincture of orange-peel used in a mixture to be given to children. Senna on its own is has a “nauseous taste”
- Spirit of Mindererus (161/140): syrup of orange-peel is included in “Diaphoretic Draught”
- Water, Orange Flower (189/168): “This water is one of the most agreeable of flavours for medicinal preparations. Its sedative effects, which are not generally known in this country, is especially useful in nervous affections. A tablespoon will occasionally allay nervous irritability and produce refreshing sleep.”
Diseases Treated with Orange
- Cough (240/119): orange flower water is included in a mixture for “Sever Coughs of Children of Four Years of Age”
- Gout (255/234): Infusion of orange-peel included in a mixture recommended by Dr. Copland, to treat gout that is in early stages, resulting in “inflammatory excitement.”
- Putrid Sore Throat (271/250): orange-flower water included in a gargle
- Scurvy (275/254): “beverages strongly impregnated with the juice of lemons and oranges, or the effervescing saline draughts, are very beneficial.”
- Sickness (276/255): an infusion of orange-peel can be used to treat sickness that “proceeds from a chronic debility of the stomach”
- Typhus Fever (279/258): drinks given to patients should be cold, and slightly acidulated with either orange or lemon juice
Medical Articles Containing Orange
- Compound Infusion of Orange Peel (310/289): orange-peel, dried,
- Decoction of Senna with Tamarinds (314/293): syrup or orange-peel is added to the mixture once strained
- Gout Tincture (321/300): Seville orange-peel
Prescriptions Containing Orange
- Antacid Powder for Wet-Nurses (326/305): powdered orange-peel “one of these powders may be given to wet-nurses when their children are troubled with gripe”
- Antacid Draught (Another) (327/306): tincture of orange-peel
- Antacid Draught (Another) (328/307): tincture of orange-peel
- Chronic Gout (329/308): tincture of orange-peel
- Aperient Oil Draught (333/312): syrup of orange-peel
- Anti-Asthmatic Draught (337/316): syrup of orange-peel
- Astringent Draught (Another) (339/318): syrup of orange-peel
- Astringent Mixture (340/319): syrup of orange-peel
- Stimulating Astringent Mixture (340/319) syrup of orange-peel
- Demulcent Mixture (Another) (344/323): orange flower water
- Diuretic Draught (345/324): syrup of orange-peel
- Cordial and Diaphoretic Mixture (348/327): syrup of orange-peel
- Ferruginous Mineral Water (349/328): orange flower water, and syrup or orange-peel “may be taken with advantage in green sickness, fluor albus, and dyspepsia”
Narcotics and Anodynes
- Compound Sedative Syrup (353/342): syrup of orange peel
- Sedative Mixture (353/342): syrup of orange peel
- Refrigerant Draught (354/333): syrup of orange peel
- Stimulant Mixture (Another) (354/344): syrup if orange peel
- Tonic Mixture (355/334): syrup of orange peel
- Tonic Mixture (Another) (355/334): tincture of orange peel
Cookery for the Sick that includes Orange
- Imperial Drink (357/336): boiling water is added to cream of tartar, lemon and orange chips, and sugar-candy. “Use for a common drink when feverish, or when urine is scanty.”
- Orgeat (367/346): orange flower water is combined with almonds, bitter almond, milk, water, sugar, and capillaire. “This is an excellent drink for those who have a tender chest; and in gout it is highly useful; and, with the addition of half an ounce of gum Arabic, has been found to allay the painfulness of the attendant heat.
- Orangeade or Lemonade (367/346): the juice of the fruits combined with sugar (as a syrup), and water (which has been infused with peel).