Treatment and Precaution for Being Disordered

[ Treatment and Precaution for Being Disordered ] Mather Byles

Contributors
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Mather Byles

Date: 1785/10/03

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
disorder

Ingredients
marshmallow
lime water
sapo

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Boston
Massachusetts
America

Source: Almon Family Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: Microfilm Reel 807

Description

Excerpt of a letter written by Rev. Dr. Mather Byles confirming the use of marsh mallow, lime-water, and sapo when disordered. Series A #4 Letters. See also Byles' excerpts "Lime-Water Cure for the Stone," "Blackberry Jelly to Treat Nephritic Complaints," and the Almon Family Scrapbook's "Receipt to Make Blackberry Jelly: An Approved Medicine for Nephritic Disorders."


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[ . . . ] I & my Family are in perfect Health, & we are
in comfortable circumstances. Marsh-Mallows, I have frequently
tried, when I have been disordered; & I am now using the Precau-

-tions of Lime-Water & Pill Sapo.

Annotations
Marsh-Mallows
A Manual of Materia Medica, by John Aikin (1785) defines marsh mallow as "a perennial plant, growing in marshes" (13); it was traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal disorders.