Untitled Rum Tonic

[ Untitled Rum Tonic ]

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
opium
benzoin
camphor
anise seed
rum

Places
Nova Scotia

Source: Militia Regulations Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG 100 Vol. 1 No. 5 / Microfilm Reel 786

Description

Instructions for an opium-based rum tonic pasted in the pages of a book of Militia Regulations.


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Transcription

Opium { ...}    8 Scruples

Benzoin bud   8   dr

Camphor        5  : dr.

Oil Anniseed  2   drachms

Rum half Gallon

Must stand two weeks

before using it and

well Shaken every day

Annotations
Benzoin
Derived from the Indonesian benzoin tree and used to treat respiratory ailments.
Anniseed
Oil of anise seed was used to treat a variety of ailments.