Seidlitz powders

Seidlitz powders

[sed-lits]
noun
a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence.

Origin:
1805–15; arbitrarily named after a Bohemian village

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

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