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Tartarus

In the Middle Ages was Weinstein used as a remedy for many diseases, but for which he first cleaned, that is, first the tartaric acid had to be withdrawn. The raw tartar (Tartarus crudus) was boiled ten times in water and thus the pure tartar (Tartarus depuratus) triggered. Thereafter, the solution was filtered and the tartar crystallized out again in the cold. This tartar is white, odorless, tastes slightly sour, is heavy in water and in alcohol practically insoluble. There was a doctrine called "tartarology" within the alchemy and spagyric (production of medicines) dealing with the extraction, processing and application of tartar. Tartarus depuratus has been used to treat chronic skin conditions, as a kidney, liver and bowel emptying agent and, above all, to treat stone formation in the excretory organs. By the addition of antimony, he became tartar stain (Tartarus stibiatus), an important remedy for chronic diseases, especially in lung diseases such as asthma or chronic bronchitis, dropsy, heart failure, gastritis, ulcers of the skin and mucous membranes and vomiting diarrhea. In natural medicine, various tartar products are still used today. See also below health,

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