Saline Draught

[ Saline Draught ] 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
Drink
Medicine

Symptoms
fever

Ingredients
salt of tartar
lemon
lavender
water
spirits of lavender
salt
nitre

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, including instructions if there is a fever.


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           Saline Draught
1 Scruple of Salt of Tarter
half a good Lemmon
30 drops of Lavendar the Spirits
an once & half of water

dissolve the Tarter in the water then
add the spirits of Lavender to it
& pour the Lemmon juice on it
taking it in its Effervescent state
If the Patient has a smart Fever
add to the draught a scruple of Nitre

Annotations
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)