Mr. Attree's Receipt for Mrs. Kirkman, for Head Ach with Sickness

[ Mr. Attree's Receipt for Mrs. Kirkman, for Head Ach with Sickness ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Mr. Attree

Date: Recorded sometime in 1812. | 1812/01/01 to 1812/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
headache
sickness

Ingredients
gentian root
rhubarb
water
boiling water
cloves
soda

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

Mr. Attree's remedy for a headache and sickness followed by a drawing of an ornamental circle.


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Transcription

1 Dram of Gentian Root
1 dram of Rhubarb
a pint of Boiling Water
3 or 4 Cloves
a wine Glass full 2 or 3 times
a day
ten grains of Soda to be added
to each glass of the infusion.
Mr. Attree's receipt for Mrs. Kirkman
for head ach with Sickness 1812

Annotations
Gentian Root
Native to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, the roots of genus gentiana were used in making beverages as well as in remedies for a variety of ailments, including digestive disorders, fevers, and dyspepsia.