Elements Salve

[ Elements Salve ] Dr. William James Almon

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Dr. William James Almon

Date:

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Cosmetic
Medicine

Ingredients
beeswax
red lead
sweet oil
turpentine
basilicon

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045

Description

A recipe for concocting a salve that includes beeswax, lead, and turpentine, p.78. Written in a different hand on a folded sheet of paper.


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             Elements Salve
1 Ounce of Beeswax shav'd fine
¼ lb red lead
½ pint of sweet oil
1 ounce [common] turpentine
½ ounce Basilican
    boild together in an earthen pipken
    on a slow fire till it turns to a
    blackish color. __Must be kept
    stird till it is done.__
        N. B. If the pipken is new it must
        be soak’d 24 hours in cold water
        before it is us’d.

Annotations
Basilican
Efficacious ointments of "sovereign virtue." (Also Basilicon)