Nirvous Cough

[ Nirvous Cough ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Recorded sometime in 1820. | 1820/01/01 to 1820/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
nervous cough
cough

Ingredients
conserve of roses
roses
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 nervous cough remedy from one John May.


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Transcription

                Nirvous Cough
2 Ozs Conserve of Roses
2 Drams of Nitre
to be made into an Electuary
& take a tea spoonful when the Cough
is Troublesom. 
         John May Esqr:   1820

Annotations
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)
Electuary
A medicine made with honey or another sweet substance.