Electuary for the Gums

[ Electuary for the Gums ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Recorded sometime in 1815. | 1815/01/01 to 1815/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
powdered myrrh
myrrh
cream of tartar
cochineal
cloves
honey

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 honey-based salve for the gums.


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Transcription

       Electuary for the Gums prov’d
1815
3 drams powderd Myrrh
1 dram Crem Tarter
1 ditto Cochineal   1 dram of Cloves.
Grind them well together in a Mortar
then add 4 onces Melted But Honey
use it every day.
 

Annotations
Electuary
A medicine made with honey or another sweet substance.
Cochineal
A red dye derived from insects of the same name.