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Sal Prunella

A mixture of refined nitre and soda for sore throats. Prunella is a corruption of Brunelle, in French scl de brunelle, from the German breune (a sore throat), braune (the quinsy).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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