A Saline Draught Equally Good

[ A Saline Draught Equally Good ] 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
carbonated kali
salt of tartar
water
lemon
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

Recipe for a saline draught, including instructions for a fever.


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A Saline draught Equally good

A scruple of Carbonated Kali (alias
Salt of Tarter) 2 Ozs of Water ½ a limmin
when you mean to Evervesce. A scruple
of Nitre if a Fever runs high
 

Annotations
Carbonated Kali
Derived from the succulent Mediterranean shrub also known as Salsola soda, opposite-leaved saltwort, or land seaweed.
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)