Rhumatism

[ Rhumatism ] 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
Medicine

Symptoms
rheumatism

Ingredients
volatile tincture of guaiacum
guaiacum
poppies
white poppies
gruel

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 treating rheumatism.


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1 tea spoonful of Volatile Tincture
of Guiacum
1 tea spoonful of white Poppies

Put in first the tincture & then
the poppy   mix them in Thick
Water gruel

put the tincture in a cup of thick
water gruel by degrees stirring it
Take it Night & Morning but leave
out the poppies in the Morning
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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)