Formic acid [Form-ac]
At various times, during the past 60 years, and possibly before that period, men have written concerning the therapeutics of Formic acid-Krull, Hering, Dudgeon, Couch and others-but it remained for Dr. John H. Clark to definitely outline its uses, which certainly are great if one cured case reported can be followed by other of a like nature. Here is an outline of it:
Polypi and fibrous matter absorbed in nose. Nose and lips reduced in thickness. Chronic catarrh of nose, throat and intestine practically cured. Stiff joints limbered. Sight improved. Varicose veins almost healed. Digestion from being wretched is robust. This was accomplished with commercial formic acid. This is mixed with 20 parts of water and about a teaspoonful taken. Much larger doses may be given, but all those who have experimented with it say the smaller dose is better. Formic acid is said to be almost universally present in health, but absent in disease, especially in tuberculosis.
The tincture of Formica rufa is natural formic acid being made from red ants. If diluted in about same proportion, 1-20, may answer the same purpose as the commercial or even be better.
Silico-sulpho calcite of Alumina [Slag]
This drugs otherwise Slag 3x, is said to be a magical cure for dreadful and itching piles, sore anus and constipation. Take several tablets a day until better, or the trituration, about half a teaspoonful twice a day.