[ A Recipe for the Dropsy ] Anthony Allaire
Date: The manuscript is dated 1780-1795. | 1780/01/01 to 1795/12/31
Source: Anthony Allaire. Diary and Order Book.
Institution: New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library | Source Origin: Beverley Robinson Papers | Sublocation: Anthony Allaire. Diary and Order Book. | Reference: F 19
This recipe is on page 53 and has been pasted into the middle of the notebook. Image courtesy of New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library.
Recipe for the Dropsy
Old stale strong Beer or stale Porter
two or three Gallons
saw dust of lignumvita, 1 handfull
Horse-Reddish (saxafred). 1 - Do
Garlic 1- Sassafras chipd Root 1 - Do
Pitch-Pins knots (Chip'd) 1 - Do
Put in the Beer, Shake it fre=
quently for two or three days, it
will then be fit for use --
Take a large wine Glass full
Morning and Evening --
It is a Soveraing diet drink, has
cure'd many to my knowledge.
My Father, frequently who was
subject to it.