[ A Nervous Mixture ] 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 and instructions for a mixture for nervousness, including instructions on how to address headaches.
A Nervous Mixture.
Take of essential salt of Bark 1 dram
dissolve 6 onces of Camphorated Tulip
& add 2 dram of Salvolatile & 3 drams
of Spirit of Lavender
2 Table spoonfuls to be taken 3 or 4
times a day. for nervous irritability
& periodical headach brushing the
hair is a great auxiliary to this Medicine
in case of nervous headach it affords imme=
diate relief by conducting from the body in
super abundant fluid which occasions the
disturbed Matter & irritation of the brain & nerves.