The Bolus

[ The Bolus ] 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

Ingredients
aromatic confection
snake root
castor

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 a bolus.


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                 The Bolus
- If you can, Take it every 4 hours.
1 Scruple of Aromatic Confection
10 grains of snake root
10 ditto of Castor

Annotations
Aromatic Confection
A medicinal concoction made with sugar and spices.
snake root
A type of birthwort particular to North America, the Virginian variety was used medicinally by the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq and employed by settlers to treat croup, fever, and snake bites.