Dr Potter's Receipt for Rheumatism

[ Dr Potter's Receipt for Rheumatism ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Dr. Potter

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
rheumatism
sweats
attack

Ingredients
gum guaiacum
barley water
water
linseed tea
sal C. C.
nitre
sage tea

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

A recipe and instructions for a rheumatism medicine.


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Dr Potters Receipt for Rheumatism

1 dram of Gum Guaiacum dissolved
in any mucilage such a Barley Water
or Linseed tea Taken at night it will
produce 2 or 3 motions - with the
addition of 5 grains of Sal C. C.
it will promote a pirsperation
without preventing its opiration.
       _____________
All acrid sweats have been provd
hurtful & when they are forced
the Mildest only should be
employed - sweating is of more
service in the Chronic Rheumatism
Man in the Acute

Nitre in the propertion of two drams
To 2 pints of sage-tea & given to the
Quantity of 9 pints a day has
Sometimes carried off the attack
                 A mistake I think
                 in the quantity orderd
 

Annotations
Guaiacum
A genus of flowering plants native to the subtropical and tropical regions of America introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century and used to treat a variety of ailments, including syphilis. (Also guajacum)
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)