A Good Saline Draught

[ A Good Saline Draught ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Recorded sometime in 1818. | 1818/01/01 to 1818/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
lemon juice
salt of wormwood
wormwood
nitre
tincture of Columbo
water
simple mint water
mint

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 saline draught, dated and likely obtained from another source.


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A good Saline Draught.        1818.

1 once & ½ Lemon Juice
1 dram Salt of Wormwood
2 Scruples of Nitre
Tincture of Columbo 2 drams

Simple Mint Water 4 onces
Take this every 6 hours
3 large spoonfuls at a time

Annotations
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)
Tincture of Columbo
A concoction made by boiling water and alcohol with cocculus palmatus, a medicinal plant native to Mozambique.