A Simple & Good Remedy for the Rheumatism

[ A Simple & Good Remedy for the Rheumatism ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Henry Coxwell

Date: Recorded sometime in 1828. | 1828/01/01 to 1828/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
rheumatism

Ingredients
volatile guaiacum tincture
guaiacum tincture
guaiacum
poppies
white poppies
gruel
thick water gruel
volatile tincture

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 remedy for rheumatism from Henry Coxwell.


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This is a simple & good remedy
for the Rheumatism & may be
taken without fear in the attack
& through it

1 Tea spoonful of Volatile ^Guiacum Tincture
1 Tea spoonful of White poppies

put the poppies in first & then the 
Tincture & mix in a tea cup of
thick water Gruel  a small tea Cup
mix it by degrees
Take it at night & again in the Morn
leaving the poppies out
           Henry Coxwell Esqr        
                                               1828

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)