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  1. Seidlitz powder, Seidlitz powders, Rochelle powdernoun

    an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic

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  1. Seidlitz powder

    Seidlitz powder or Sedlitz powders is the name under which a commonly known regulator of digestion and laxative was distributed. It is composed of a mixture of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium sodium tartrate, and is used as a mild cathartic by dissolving it in water and drinking. After ingestion, the powder combines with gastric juices to develop intestinal gases which are somewhat helpful in evacuating the users's bowels. However their use can also lead to unpleasant side effects, and can even be fatal in subjects with conditions such as hernia, bowel obstruction or other ailments. The name is derived from the village of Sedlec, which was the source of a well-known bitter-mineral water called Zaječická hořká, used as a regulator of digestion and laxative since the 16th century. The late 19th-century product generally called Sedlitz powder which was produced by many chemical factories had nothing to do with bitter spring water from the villages Sedlec, Zaječice and Korozluky in the Czech Republic near Most.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seidlitz powder in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seidlitz powder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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