For a Cough [2]

[ For a Cough [2] ] 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
cough

Ingredients
river water
spirits of hartshorn
almond oil
oil of Tolu

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 cough remedy made from river water.


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A pint Bottle 3 pails full of River
Water & 3 tea spoonfuls of spirits of
Hartshorn 2 oz Oil of sweet almonds
shake them together & add 1 once of 
oil of Tolu shake them together &
till well mix d & take 3 spoonfuls
going to Bed
For a Cough

Annotations
Hartshorn
(spirits of) Ammonia-based smelling salts made from the horns of male red deer.
Tolu
A South America balsam distilled to an oil for use in cough remedies, skin rash treatments, and perfumery.