Cholera Bitters

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This recipe makes a "Stomach Bitters" essence which was obviously thought to aid people afflicted with cholera. Having a case of cholera is unpleasant and has many nasty side effects which results in severe dehydration. It is very unlikely that this recipe would help.

Cholera Bitters Recipe:

Cinnamon Bark
¼ lb
Angelica Root
½ lb
Gentian Root
¾ lb
Zedoary
1 lb
Centaury Herb
1 lb
Galanga Root
1 lb
Buckbean Leaves
1 lb
Peppermint Leaves
1½ lb
Bitter Orange Fruit
3 lb

Instructions

Combine the ingredients in a mortar and grind to a coarse powder and then pack in a percolator, or other suitable maceration vessel. Pass the alcohol through the percolator over a period of 48 hours to create the Cholera Bitters stock essence. If macerating, allow the mixture to macerate for 2 days with occasional agitation, then filter and reserve the liquid.

To make the Cholera Stomach Bitters from the above essence, take 1 oz of essence and combine it with 5 pints of 25% alcohol.

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