This will be the final post in the “Dr. Tibbles Coca Leaf Herbal Remedies” series. In this post I’ll present some of Dr. Tibbles’ core herbal remedies, those that are mentioned frequently in association with other specific remedies for specific illnesses. It is very interesting how Coca Leaf is integrated into these medicines, no doubt accounting for much of the success Dr. Tibbles apparently had in treating patients over a long career. It is also interesting to note that many of these medicines did not use Coca Leaf – which gives one even greater confidence that the good doctor knew what he was doing.
NEUTRALIZING MIXTURE AND SOOTHING SYRUP
Rhubarb Root, bruised 1 ounce
Cinnamon Bark, bruised 1 ounce
Boil in one quart of water for twenty minutes, strain on to the following:
Coca Leaf 2/4 ounce
Peppermint Herb 1 ounce
Bicarbonate of Potash 3/4 ounce
Let them stand for half an hour; gently press out the liquid, strain & add a little water until the whole bulk of liquid measures one quart, then add one and a half pound of lump sugar, gently heat over a fire, do not boil; strain, cool, and bottle.
Half a teaspoonful to one tablespoonful in a little warm or cold infusion of Pennyroyal, or of water, every three or four hours.
Valuable in Constipation, Indigestion, Cholera, Sickness, &c, and for diseases of children.
Soothing Syrup 8 ounces
Brain Feeder 2 1/2 ounces
Sweet Spirit of Nitre 1 ounce
Tincture of Pleurisy 1 ounce
Tincture of Sculcap 1/2 ounce – mix.
Two teaspoonsful to one tablespoonful to be taken in a little water three or four times a day. Half quantity for children. A most excellent remedy for pain of every description, fainting, palpitation of the heart, inflammations, suppression of urine, and kidney affections, headache, &c, &c.
Brain Feeder 3 ounces
Compound Essence of Cocaine 1 ounce
Glycerine Extract of Coca ½ ounce
Bicarbonate of Potash 2 drams
Dissolve one pound of Lump Sugar in a quart of boiling water, strain, when cold add the above ingredients, mix.
A wineglassful as required. This is truly a pick-me-up for all sufferers from nervous depression, debility, indigestion, brain exhaustion, caused either by excess of physical or mental exertion. This mixture possesses wonderful sustaining powers and a dose of it should be taken by all individuals, every two hours, before and during their work. It is not to be equaled in all cases of debility of body or mind. Be sure that the bowels are regulated by taking occasional doses of the Chionanthus Liver Pills. We advise all sufferers to try it.
Agrimony 2 ounces
Boil in one gallon of water for fifteen minutes, strain; add sufficient water to make up for what has evaporated; add half a pound of sugar, simmer gently for a few minutes, take off the scum; strain; add one ounce of Cream of Tartar and two ounces of Compound Essence of Cocaine. Drink ad libitum. The above forms a most pleasant and refreshing summer beverage.
A TONIC FOR NEURALGIA, TIC, AND ALL PAINFUL NERVOUS AFFECTIONS.
Brain Feeder 2 ounces
Compound Essence of Cocaine 1 ounce
Tincture of Sculcap 1 ounce
Fluid Extract of Motherwort 1 ounce
Tincture of Gelsemin 1/2 ounce
Bicarbonate of Potash 2 drams mix.
Dose. — One teaspoonful to be taken in sweetened water every two or three hours. It is also an excellent remedy applied externally, by rubbing the parts with a little of the mixture.
Powdered Rhubarb 1 dram
Magnesia ½ dram
Bicarbonate of Potash ½ dram
Aromatic Spirits of Ammonia 1 dram
Dill Water, sweetened well with sugar 4 ounces
One teaspoonful to one tablespoonful (according to age) to be taken twice or three times a day. Shaking the bottle before each dose is poured out.
Rhubarb, in Powder 5 drams
Aloes, Barbadoes, Powdered 1 dram
Gum Myrrh, Powdered 1 dram
Castile Soap, shavings 30 grains
Extract of Hyoscyamus 1 dram
Extract of Camomile 1 dram
Mix well, and roll into 140 pills taken as required.
Bayberry Bark, powdered 6 ounces
Curcuma, powdered 9 ounces
Ginger, powdered 6 ounces
Pleurisy Root, powdered 2 drams
Allspice 2 ½ ounces
Cayenne, powdered ½ ounce
Ipecacuanha Powder 1 dram
Lobelia Powder 1 dram
Blood Root Powder ½ dram
A quarter or half a teaspoonful, repeated every twenty minutes if required. During the action give plenty of the Compound Essence of Cocaine in warm sweetened water. This Powder is admissible in all cases where an emetic is indicated: in croup, chronic affections of the chest, liver, stomach, or in febrile diseases.
Pleurisy Root, bruised 1 ounce
Spikenard Root, bruised 1 ounce
Boil in one quart of water for twenty minutes, then pour the boiling liquid onto
Boneset 1 ounce
Coca Leaf 1 ounce
Cherry Bark coarse powder 2 ounces
Composition Powder 1/4 ounce
Let them stand for one hour, stirring occasionally, then strain, and add Decoction of Slippery Elm, sufficient to make one quart of mixture.
To the mixture add two pounds of lump sugar; simmer gently for fire minutes; when cold add
Tincture of Lobelia 2 ounces
Essence of Spearmint 1/4 ounce
One teaspoonful to one tablespoonful (according to age) to be taken every three hours or as required. This is an excellent remedy in coughs, tightness of the chest, difficulty of breathing, asthma, &c, &c.
Yellow Dock Root 1 ounce
Prickley Ash Bark 1 ounce
Tag Alder Bark 2 ounces
Boil in one quart of water down to one and a half pint, pour the boiling liquid on to the following ingredients:
Coca Leaf 1 ounce
Queen’s Delight, powdered 1/2 ounce
Powdered Rhubarb 1/2 ounce
Composition Powder 1 teaspoonful
Let them stand together for one hour, strain.
One or two tablespoonsful to be taken three times a day. This is an excellent remedy in all impurities of the blood: boils, ulcers, cancers, venereal diseases, scrofula, skin diseases, &c ,&c.
Burgundy Pitch 3 ounces
White Turpentine (Gum Thus.) 2 ounces
Melt and then add 6 ounces of good Tar, mix, strain while hot, then add of blood root, poke root, lobelia, all in powder, of each one and a half ounce; mix well.
Directions: Spread a little on a piece of soft leather, and apply over the affected part. Keep on as long as can be borne. This plaster brings out on the skin small pustules or eruptions, and causes a slight discharge. It is an excellent application in all cases where counter-irritation is required, as in the case of severe internal inflammations.
Marshmallow tops, green and bruised 8 oz.
Simmer, in 8 ounces of Olive Oil, for half an hour, press out the fluid portion, strain, and add of
Spermaceti 2 1/2 ounces
White Wax 1 ounce
Dissolve by the aid of gentle heat; when dissolved remove to a cool place, and stir constantly until quite set. This is an excellent simple ointment for all kinds of cutaneous eruptions.
POULTICE NO. 1.
Crushed Linseed 2 ounces
Ginger, in powder 1/2 ounce
Lobelia Herb, powdered 1/2 ounce
Mix together, and pour on sufficient boiling water to make a poultice of convenient consistence. This is a very good and beneficial poultice in removing all internal inflammatory affections: such as bronchitis, inflammation of the throat, lungs, bowels, stomach, bladder, pleurisy, &c.
POULTICE no. 2.
Slippery Elm Bark Powder – a sufficient quantity
Mix with a little hot water or milk so as to make a poultice. This poultice will be found to exceed every other in point of efficacy. It is capable of very extensive application for both external and internal inflammations. It is useful in inflammation of the breast, felons, white swellings, wounds, sores, boils, ulcers, gatherings, &c, &c.
DECOCTION OF PLEURISY ROOT.
Pleurisy Root, bruised 1 ounce
Water 1 ½ pint
Boil gently, until the whole bulk of liquid is reduced to one pint.
One teaspoonful to two tablespoonsful to be taken as often as may be required. It forms a convenient vehicle for the administration of other medicines. This is excellent, when taken in conjunction with the Brain Feeder, for all kinds of fever, colds, coughs, &c.
INFUSION OF SLIPPERY ELM.
Slippery Elm Bark, sliced thin 1/4 ounce
Boiling water 1 pint
Place in a covered vessel and let them stand for one hour; strain. It is very useful in inflammation of the stomach, bowels, eyes, &c. and is a very valuable medicine in dysentry, diarrhoea, and bowel complaints generally. Drink freely.
DECOCTION OF MARSH MALLOW ROOTS.
Marsh Mallow Root, in slices 1 ounce
Water 1 1/2 pint
Boil it fifteen minutes, let cool, strain. Drink freely. It is a good substitute for Infusion of Slippery Elm Bark, and may be used in all cases where that infusion is indicated. We may also add that it is of great value in inflammation of the bladder or kidneys.
INFUSION OF GOLDEN SEAL.
Golden Seal, in powder 1 ounce
Boiling water 1 pint Let it stand for half an hour; strain.
One teaspoonful to two tablespoonsful three or four times a day. This is of great service in chronic derangement of the liver and stomach, and is invaluable as a tonic during convalescence from exhausting diseases, such as bilious and typhoid fever, inflammation of the stomach, diarrhoea, dysentery, &c.
INFUSION OF SNAKE ROOT
Snake Root (Aristolochia Serpentaria) , bruised, 1 ounce
Boiling water 1 pint
Infuse for two hours in a covered vessel, strain.
One or two tablespoonsful three or four times a day.
DECOCTION OF RASPBERRY LEAF. (Raspberry Leaf Tea.)
Raspberry Leaf 1 ounce
Water 1 ½ pint Boil for twenty minutes; strain. Drink freely. This decoction is valuable in diarrhoea, dysentery, and hemorrhage of the stomach and bowels. It is also much used by females.
SYRUP OF BLACKBERRY ROOT
Blackberry Root Bark 2 ounces
White Sugar 4 ounces
Brandy 1 ounce
Water 1 quart
Boil the root in a quart of water, down to ten ounces, strain, add the sugar, and when quite cold add the brandy.
Two teaspoonsful to one tablespoonful three times a day, This is very valuable in chronic bowel complaints.
Coca Leaf 3 ounces
Angelica Root Powder 2 ounces.
Cranesbill Root Powder 2 ounces
Gum Myrrh Powder 1 ounce
Bayberry Bark Powder 2 ounces
Camphor 1/2 ounce.
Cayenne 1/2 ounce.
Spirits of wine .3 pint
Macerate for 21 days, with occasional agitation; filter.
One, two, or three teaspoonsful, in a little water, every 30 or 60 minutes. For cholera, diarrhoea, cramp, &e.; and for flooding in females no remedy has been more successful.
Yarrow Flowers 1 ounce
Elder Flowers 2 ounces.
Boiling Water 1 1/2 pint.
Let them stand for one hour; strain.
Two teaspoonsful to two tablespoonsful to be taken every two hours. A never failing remedy in all cases of erysipelas, inflammations, &c.
MIXTURE FOR CHRONIC RHEUMATISM
Tincture of American Valerian 1 ounce
Tincture of Black Cohosh 1 ounce
Tincture of Prickly Ash 1 ounce
Glycerine Extract of Coca Leaf 1 ounce.
Dose. — One teaspoonful every three or four hours, as required. Valuable in all cases of chronic rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, &c.
WASH FOR INFLAMED EYES.
Rose water 1 ounce
Tincture of Golden Seal 1 dram.
Laudanum 1 dram. Mix Wash the eyes with a small portion of the mixture, twice or thrice, daily.
Solidified Copaiba 1 ounce
Alcoholic Extract of Cubebs ½ ounce
American Mandrake Powder ½ ounce.
Oil of Juniper 30 drops.
Mix. Roll into about 300 pills.
One or two, three or four times a day. This pill invariably cures or affords relief in all diseases of the kidneys or bladder. For chronic affections of the bladder, kidneys, urethra, and also in gravel, gonorrhoea, gleet, and fluor-albus, it is superior to any similar preparation.
Extract of Poke Root 1 ounce
Extract of Red Oak Bark 1 1/2 ounce.
Extract of Clover Heads 1 ounce.
Mix. Spread on leather as required. An excellent external application for cancers; to be used in conjunction with the alterative mixture.
Finely Powdered Sugar 8 ounces
Slippery Elm Bark Powder 4 ounces
Fine Oatmeal 8 ounces
Rice Flour 8 ounces.
Cinnamon Powder 1 dram.
Mix well, until they are thoroughly incorporated. Take one or two teaspoonsful and mix with about 4 ounces of boiling water; stir briskly while preparing. This is an excellent preparation for invalids, whether adults or children, and may be taken with advantage at any time.
Angelica Root Powder 8 ounces
Bayberries Powder 6 ounces
Lobelia Herb Powder 5 ounces
Ginger Root Powder 5 ounces
Gum Myrrh Powder 3 ounces
Sulphite of Soda 3 ounces
Cayenne Powder 2 ounces
For a horse: Two ounces in a pint of warm gruel. Cows the same. Calves: Half an ounce. Sheep the same. Lambs a quarter of an ounce. To be repeated as required. Wrap up in rugs so as to sweat. Regulate the bowels by giving Castor Oil. Stock keepers should never be without this preparation, it is invaluable ill all kinds of ailments of cattle.