This old page is from “600 Receipts Worth Their Weight in Gold”, published in 1867. It’s an entertaining read and some of the cures included in the book are unbelievable. (Click on image to open full size).
After drinking a dose of this potent “tea”, you can’t eat for three hours and then you can only eat bread, butter and molasses for 7-10 days – and do not get angry or overheat yourself for two weeks! Oh, and you must be sober in the morning, for two mornings in a row when you drink this tea!