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Seidlitz powders

[sed-lits] /ˈsɛd lɪts/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence.
Origin of Seidlitz powders
1805-15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village Unabridged
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Seidlitz powder

a laxative consisting of two powders, tartaric acid and a mixture of sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate) Also called Rochelle powder
Word Origin
C19: named after Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia with mineral springs having similar laxative effects
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