[ The Genuine and Much Approved Sal Salutis; or Salt of Health ]
Source: Nova Scotia Gazette and the Weekly Chronicle
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A promotional piece advocating the use of the medicinal salt Sal Salutis to treat a variety of disorders. Vol.11, No. 781. Microfilm Reel 8156.
Has lately received from England,
The Genuine and much ap-
proved SAL SALUTIS; or SALT OF HEALTH.
A Medicine which upon an accurate knowledge
of its composition and experience of salutary effects,
can be safely pronounced to be competent to the
cure of most disorders incident to human life.
IT has been objected to many Medicines given
to the Public, that though they have, in some
cases, performed surprising Cures, their effects have
been, at other times, violent and dangerous; in-
somuch that numbers are deterred from taking them,
on account of the risque, and others never take
them but in desperate cafes, when their constitution
are so far gone as to induce them to run the haz-
zard of every thing that has the appearance of
success. THis danger does by no means apply to
the SAL SALUTIS, or SALT of HEATTH, as it
opperates in no sudden, extraordinary manner; but
rather as an alternative, by its attenuant and saline
power; and makes the stomach so much a Physi-
cian of what it will bear, that the quantity can
be increased or diminished, without the least risque
In short, without entering into a
Physical Analysis of all the properties of this Salt,
let it suffice to say, that as the preservation and re-
storation of health form the greatest blessing of Life,
and that both form a chymical process of this Salt,
as well as the most repeated and confirmed expe-
rience of its effects, it is recommended as one of
those beneficent dispensations, of Providence, which
in its various bounties, it has been graciously plea-
sed to bestow upon mankind.
Disorders for which this Salt is par-
ticularly a Medicine.
For the JAUNDICE, and all Bilious Cases.
LEPROSY, SCURVY, KING’S EVIL, &c.
HECTIC FEVERS, CONSUMPTIVE WEAKNESSES;
and universally decayed HABITS of CONSTI-
FEMALE WEAKNESS, &c.
DAY GRIPES and CONSTIPATIONS, or the
STRANGURY HEAT, and DIFFICULTY or MA-
OUTWARD ULCERS, and ULCERATED LEGS,
SEA SCURVEY, YELLOW FEVERS, YAWS and
other Disorders, incident to MARINERS, as well
as all those who reside in warm Climates.
If it was necessary, abundance of Cures by this
Salt, might here be added to prove the superior
Virtue and Usefulness of this innocent and boun-
tious Gift of Nature.