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772. Lemons are used to form a refrigerant beverage, which is given to quench thirst in febrile and inflammatory diseases. Lemon juice given with carbonate of potash (half an ounce of the juice to twenty grains of the salt), and taken while effervescing, allays vomiting ; a tablespoonful, taken occasionally, allays hysterical palpitations of the heart. It is useful in scurvy caused by eating too much salt food, but requires to be taken with sugar. The rind forms a nice mild tonic and stomachic in certain forms of dyspepsia. Dose of the infusion (made the same as orange peel), from one to two ounces.

773. Antacids.

These are given to correct acidity in the system. They are soda, ammonia, chalk, and magnesia.