[ A Cordial for a Nervous Affection ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
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
A recipe for a cordial for nervousness.
1 once of powder d Peruvian Bark
2 drams of Viginian Snake Root
1 ditto saffren
put them together into 1 pint of Brandy
let them infuse five days then pour
it clean off. & take 1 large tea
spoonful in a glass of weak wine
& water 2 or 3 times a day