For the Rheumatism

[ For the Rheumatism ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Mrs. Ralph Price

Date: 1814/04/01

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
rheumatism
rheumatic fever

Ingredients
sarsaparilla root
sassafras bark
guaiacum wood
licorice root
meyerion root
water
distilled water

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 for rheumatism preceded by a Latin prescription.


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Transcription

2 Oz
   [untranscribed Latin]
Rheumatic fever

           For the Rheumatism
Six oz: Sassaparella Root Sliced & bruised
One oz: Sassafrass Bark bruised
One oz: Shavings of Guiacum Wood
One oz. Liquorice Root Sliced
Three drachms Meyerion root bruised
Five quarts distilled Water boiled to 5 pints
The Meyerion root should not be
added, till towards the end of the
process--
A moderate sized tea cup full to
be taken three times a day, it shd
be kept warm. and taken as much
as possible on an empty stomach.
                     Given to A T Th. by Mrs
                     Ralph Price April 1814

Annotations
Guiacum Wood
A genus of flowering plants native to the subtropical and tropical regions of America, guaiacum was introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century and used to treat a variety of ailments, including syphilis. (Also guajacum)