A Recipe for the Dropsy

[ A Recipe for the Dropsy ] Anthony Allaire

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Anthony Allaire

Date: The manuscript is dated 1780-1795. | 1780/01/01 to 1795/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
dropsy

Ingredients
beer
porter
sawdust of lignumvita
horseradish
saxafred
sassafras root
garlic
pitch pine

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

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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.


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Recipe for the Dropsy

Take

     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.

Anth[on]y Allaire

 

 

Annotations
Pitch-Pins knots
This is probably pitch pine, a species of pine tree native to eastern North America.