Receipt to Make Blackberry Jelly: An Approved Medicine for Nephritic Disorders

[ Receipt to Make Blackberry Jelly: An Approved Medicine for Nephritic Disorders ]

Date: Not dated, written between 1780-1800. | 1780/01/01 to 1800/01/01

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Food
Medicine

Symptoms
nephritic disorders
kidney stones

Ingredients
blackberries

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Almon Scrapbook
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG1 Vol. 14 / Microfilm Reel 14,894

Description

Instructions for making blackberry jelly to be taken as a remedy for kidney stones, p. 120. See excerpts from Rev. Dr. Mather Byles, "Blackberry Jelly to Treat Nephritic Complaints," "Treatment and Caution for Being Disordered" and "Lime-Water Cure for the Stone."


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Receipt ^Try the Pen, My dears Try the Pen To make Blackberry Jelly: an approved
    Remedy for Nephritic Disorders.
Take Blackberries before they are quite ripe, when turned red,
Pick them & put them in a [...] tie them up [...] & put
them in a Kettle of water, let them stand over a fire till
they are reduced to a pulp, then strain them [...] a pint of
Juice, rub a pound of powdered sugar, Boil it to a Jelly,
& put it up for Use. Take the [...]
[...], every night going to Bed. *stone [...]