Oil of Strammony

[ Oil of Strammony ] William Paine

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Paine

Date: The notebook is dated 1769 on the first page. | 1769/01/01 to 1769/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
strammony
olive oil

Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3

Description

A recipe for making a medicinal oil from strammony, a plant also known as thorn apple. First Notebook of Medical Memorada, 1769, Reel 2. Image use courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.


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Transcription

                     

                       Ol. Strammony1Olea et Balsama

Take any Quantity of the Green Leaves of Strammony, chop them
small and boil them in a sufficient Quantity of Ol. Olivat. over a 
gentle Fire, till the Leaves are grown [?] and yOl. sufficiently pure
then strain off ~
 

Annotations
Strammony
Thorn apple. Used medicinally as a pain reliever and antispasmodic.