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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 63

Norton's camomile pills, the most certain preserver of health

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Important Family Medicine.

Norton's Camomile Pills,

The Most Certain Preserver of Health,

A Mild, Yet Speedy, Safe, and Effectual Aid in Cases of Indigestion, and All Stomach Complaints, and, as a Natural Consequence, Enter of the Blood, and a Sweetener of the Whole System.

[unclear: is] a weakness or want of power [unclear: tive] juices in the stomach to [unclear: con-] eat and drink into healthy for the proper nourishment of the system. It is caused by everything [unclear: kens] the system in general, or [unclear: the] in particular. From it proceed all the the diseases to which we are for it is very certain, that if we could Keep the stomach right we should by old age or accident. Indigestion [unclear: a] great variety of unpleasant [unclear: sensa-] amongst the most prominent of [unclear: its] effects are a want of, or an [unclear: inorditite], sometimes attended with [unclear: a] [unclear: eraving] for drink, a distension [unclear: or] enlargement of the stomach, [unclear: flatuburn], painsin the stomach, [unclear: acidity], taste in the mouth, perhaps [unclear: sick-cambling] noise in the bowels: in [unclear: some] depraved digestion there is nearly [unclear: a] disrelish for food, but still [unclear: the] is not greatly impaired, as at the period of meals persons so afflicted [unclear: can] although without much [unclear: gratifi-] long train of nervous symptoms [unclear: are] attendants, general [unclear: debility], gaidness, and incapacity for [unclear: exer-] minds of persons so afflicted [unclear: fre-] become irritable and [unclear: desponding], anxiety is observable in the [unclear: coun-] they appear thoughtful, [unclear: melan-] dejected, under great [unclear: appre-] some imaginary danger, will start [unclear: ected] noise or occurrence, and [unclear: ated] that they require some time to calm and collect themselves: yet for all this the mind is exhilarated without much difficulty; pleasing events, society, will for a time dissipate all appearance of disease; but the excitement produced by an agreeable change vanishes soon after the cause has gone by. Other symptons are, violent pal pitations, restlessness, the sleep disturbed by frightful dreams and startings, and affording little or no refreshment; occasionally there is much moaning, with a sense of weight and oppression upon the chest, nightmare, &c.

It is almost impossible to enumerate all the symptoms of this first invader upon the constitution, as in a hundred cases of Indigestion there will probably be something peculiar to each; but, be they what they may, they are all occasioned by the food becoming a burden rather than a support to the stomach; and in all its stages the medicine most wanted is that which will afford speedy and effectual assistance to the digestive organs, and give energy to the nervous and muscular systems,—nothing can more speedily or with more certainty effect so desirable an object than Norton's Extract of Camomile Flowers. The herb has from time immemorial been highly esteemed in England as a grateful anodyne, imparting an aromatic bitter to the taste, and a pleasing degree of warmth and strength to the stomach; and in all cases of indigestion, gout in the stomach, windy colic, and general weakness, it has for ages been strongly recommended by the most eminent practitioners as very useful and beneficial. The page break great, indeed only, objection to its use has been the large quantity of water which it takes to dissolve a small part of the flowers, and which must be taken with it into the stomach. It requires a quarter of a pint of boiling water to dissolve the soluble portion of one drachm of Camomile Flowers; and, when one or even two ounces may be taken with advantage, it must at once be seen how impossible it is to take a proper dose of this wholesome herb in the form of tea; and the only reason why it has not long since been placed the very first in rank of all restorative medicines is, that in taking it the stomach has always been loaded with water, which tends in a great measure to counteract, and very frequently wholly to destroy the effect. It must be evident that loading a weak stomach with a large quantity of water, merely for the purpose of conveying into it a small quantity of medicine must be injurious; and that the medicine must possess powerful renovating properties only to counteract the bad effects likely to be produced by the water. Generally speaking, this has been the case with Camomile Flowers, a herb possessing the highest restorative qualities, and when properly taken, decidedly the most speedy restorer, and the most certain preserver of health.

Norton's Camomile Pills are prepared by a peculiar process, accidentally discovered, and known only to the proprietor, and which he firmly believes to be one of the most valuable modern discoveries in medicine, by which all the essential and extractive matter of more than an ounce of the flowers is concentrated in four moderate-sized pills. Experience has afforded the most ample proof that they possess all the fine aromatic and stomachic properties for which the herb has been esteemed; and, as they are taken into the stomach unencumbered by any diluting or indigestible substance, in the same degree has their benefit been more immediate and decided. Mild in their operation and pleasant in their effect, they may be taken at any age, and under any circumstance, without danger or inconvenience. A person exposed to cold and wet a whole day or night could not possibly receive any injury from taking them, but, on the contrary, they would effectually prevent a cold being taken. After a long acquaintance with and strict observance of the medicinal properties of Norton's Camomile Pills, it is only doing them justice to say, that they [unclear: are] most valuable of all Tonic Medicine the word tonic is meant a [unclear: medicine] gives strength to the [unclear: stomach] digest in proper quantities [unclear: all] food, which increases the [unclear: power] nerve and muscle of the human [unclear: body] other words, invigorates the [unclear: ner] muscular systems. The solidity [unclear: or] of the whole tissue of the [unclear: body] quickly follows the use of [unclear: Norton's] Pills, their certain and speedy [unclear: effects] pairing the partial dilapidations [unclear: from] intemperance, and their [unclear: lasting] fluence on the whole frame, [unclear: is] [unclear: vincing], that in the smallest [unclear: compa] tained the largest quantity of [unclear: the] ciple, of so peculiar a nature as [unclear: to] the whole system, through [unclear: which] health and strength sufficient [unclear: to] formation of disease, and [unclear: also] constitution against contagion [unclear: as] general use is strongly [unclear: recommended] preventative during the [unclear: prevalence] [unclear: nant] fever or other infectious [unclear: dis] to persons attending sick rooms [unclear: they] valuable, as in no one instance [unclear: have] failed in preventing the taking [unclear: of] even under the most trying [unclear: circum]

As Norton's Camomile Pills [unclear: cularly] recommended for all [unclear: sto] plaints or indigestion, it will probably [unclear: pected] that some advice should [unclear: be] respecting diet, though after all [unclear: that] written upon the subject, after [unclear: the] of volume upon volume, after the has, as it were, been [unclear: inundated] [unclear: tical] essays on diet, as a [unclear: means] life, it would be unnecessary to [unclear: say] did we not feel it our duty [unclear: to] humble endeavour of inducing [unclear: the] regard them not, but to [unclear: adopt] which is dictated by nature, [unclear: by] by common sense. Those [unclear: persons] the wholesomes, and are governed [unclear: by] opinion of writers on diet, [unclear: are] both unhealthy in body and [unclear: weak] There can be no doubt that [unclear: the] signed to inform us what [unclear: is] stomach, and of course that [unclear: must] struct us what food to take [unclear: and] avoid: we want no other [unclear: adviser] can be more clear than that [unclear: those] which are agreeable to the [unclear: taste] nature intended for our food [unclear: and] whether liquid or solid, foreign [unclear: or] page 3 [unclear: if] they are pure and [unclear: unadul-] no harm need be dreaded by their [unclear: will] only injure by abuse. [unclear: Con-] whatever the palate approves, [unclear: eat] always in moderation, but [unclear: never] keeping in mind that the [unclear: first] of digestion is performed in [unclear: the] the second in the stomach; and [unclear: that], that the stomach may be able to [unclear: do] properly, it is requisite the [unclear: first] [unclear: should] be well performed; this [unclear: con-] masticating or chewing the [unclear: solid] as to break down and separate [unclear: the] small substances of meat and [unclear: ve]-mixing them well, and blending the [unclear: gether] before they are [unclear: swallowed]; particularly urged upon all to [unclear: take] time to their meals and never [unclear: eat]. If you conform to this short [unclear: and] but comprehensive advice, and [unclear: find] are various things which others [unclear: rink] with pleasure and without [unclear: in]-and which would be [unclear: pleasant] only that they disagree, you [unclear: may] conclude that the fault is in [unclear: the] that it does not possess the [unclear: power] ought to do, that it wants [unclear: assist-] the sooner that assistance is [unclear: af-] the better. A very short trial of [unclear: this] will best prove how soon it [unclear: will] stomach in a condition to perform all the work which nature [unclear: intend-] its use you will soon be [unclear: able] in moderation, whatever is [unclear: agree-] the taste, and unable to name one [unclear: in-] article of food which disagrees with [unclear: asantly] on the stomach. Never that a small meal well digested affords [unclear: shment] to the system than a [unclear: large] of the same food, when [unclear: digested]. Let the dish be ever so [unclear: deli-] ever so so enticing a variety offered, [unclear: the] so enchanting, never forget [unclear: that] tends to preserve health, and [unclear: lth] is the soul of enjoyment. [unclear: But] impropriety be at any time, or [unclear: ever] committed, by which the [unclear: stomach] overloaded or disordered, render [unclear: it] aid by taking a dose of Norton's Camomile Pills, which will so promptly assist in carrying off the burden thus imposed upon it that all will soon be right again.

It is most certainly true that every person in his lifetime consumes a quantity of noxious matter, which if taken at one meal would be fatal: it is these small quantities of noxious matter, which are introduced into our food, either by accident or wilful adul-teration, which we find so often upset the stomach, and not unfrequcntly lay the foundation of illness, and perhaps final ruination, to health. To preserve the constitution, it should be our oonstant care, if possible, to counteract the effect of these small quantities of unwholesome matter; and whenever, in that way, an enemy to the constitution finds its way into the stomach, a friend should be immediately sent after it, which would prevent its mischievous effects, and expel it altogether; no better friend can be found, nor one which will perform the task with greater certainty than Norton's Camomile Pills. And let it be observed that the longer this medicine is taken the less it will be wanted; it can in no case become habitual, as its entire action is to give energy and force to the stomach, which is the spring of life, the source from which the whole frame draws its succour and support. After an excess of eating or drinking, and upon every occasion of the general health being at all disturbed, these Pills should be immediately taken, as they will stop and eradicate disease at its commencement. Indeed, it is most confidently-asserted, that by the timely use of this medicine only, and a common degree of caution, any person may enjoy all the comforts within his reach, may pass through life without an illness, and with the certainty of attaining a healthy Old Age.

On account of their volatile properties, they must be kept in bottles; and if closely-corked their qualities are neither impaired by time nor injured by any change of climate whatever. Price, 13 ½d. and 2s. 9d. each, with full directions. The large bottle contains the quantity of three small ones, or Pills equal to fourteen ounces of Camomile Floweks.

Sold by nearly all respectable Medicine Vendors.

Be particular to ask for "Norton's Pills," and F do not be persuaded to purchase an imitation.