Every Family Should be provided with a small Bottle of Hall's Concentrated Chamomile and Poppy-Head Fomentation....E.T. Ewen & Son are appointed Sole London Agents for Hall's Concentrated Fomentation of Chamomile Flowers and Poppy Heads. Sold Wholesale and Retail at their Noted Emporium...106, Jermyn Street, St. Jame's, London, S.W.
Letterpress broadside advertisement/promotional flyer, sheet 185 x 100mm. 7¼ x 4". Rare.
"Chamomile flowers are recommended as a tonic in dropsical complaints for their diuretic and tonic properties, and are also combined with diaphoretics and other stimulants with advantage. Chamomile flowers are also extensively used by themselves, or combined with an equal quantity of crushed poppy-heads, as a poultice and fomentation for external swelling, inflammatory pain or congested neuralgia, and will relieve where other remedies have failed, proving invaluable for reducing swellings of the face caused through abscesses." [An egyptian recipe]. The chamomile or camomile medicine is to be added to hot water. Camomile is a common name for several daisy-like plants. These plants are best known for their ability to be made into a tea which is commonly used to help with sleep and is often served with either honey or lemon.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16507] £120.00