Diet Drink

[ Diet Drink ] 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

Ingredients
guaicum chips
guaiacum
rhubarb
sassafras
senna
aniseed
carraway
liquorice
water
spring water

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 herbal diet drink.


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       Diet Drink

4 Onces Guiacum Chips
½ once Rhubarb
2 dit Sassafrass
2 dit Senna
1 Once Aniseeds
1 Once Carraways
1 Once Liquorice

Boil all together in 4 quarts
of spring water strain until
half is wasted Strain & Bottle
it drink a pint Morning & Night
& Morning

Annotations
Guiacum
A genus of flowering plants native to the subtropical and tropical regions of America, guaiacum was introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century and used to treat a variety of ailments, including syphilis. (Also guajacum)
Senna
A herb commonly used as a laxative.