Poppies Syrup

[ Poppies Syrup ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

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

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
spasms
acute pain
coughs
inflammatory fever
fever
pleurisy

Ingredients
water
anodyne
spirit of mindererus
mint water
mint
poppies
syrup

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

Recipe for a poppy syrup to treat spasms, pain, fever, and pleurisy.


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Poppies Syrup. 1 to 4 drams in water. anodyne for Spasms
acute pain & Coughs. 1 to 3 grains
Spirit of Mindererus 30 to 40 drops in mint water sudorific
Cooling & good in inflamatory fever & pleurisy

Annotations
Spirit of Mindererus
A solution of ammonium acetate and alcohol usually used to treat fever.