[For] Gout

[ [For] Gout ] Henry Nase

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Henry Nase

Date: The recipes appear between the diary entries for 19 December 1785 and 22 March 1786. | 1785/12/19 to 1786/03/22

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
gout

Ingredients
speedwell
alder bark
winter's bark
angelica root
fennel bark
water
sugar
honey
Dr.  Huxham’s essense of Antimony

Places
New Brunswick

Source: Diary of Henry Nase
Institution: New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library | Source Origin: Nase Family Papers | Sublocation: Diary of Henry Nase | Reference: S 116-2 - F 4

Description

This recipe appears on page 97. Image courtesy of New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library.


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Gout

Four ounces leaves of speedwell  Two ounces alder

Bark -- 3do wintris bark  ½ pd angelica root

4 ounces Fennel Bark boil these together in 2 gal[ons] of

soft water, strain the decoction in a [casther] Pan, let

it stand all night to settle. Pour it off in the morning

 

and disolve 3lb treble refined sugar; Two pd virgin

honey – gently simmered into a thin syrup – a [layer/larger/longer?]

having fast, night & morning – to each dose or time of

taking, a teaspoonful of D. Huxham’s essense of Antimony

Annotations
wintris bark
Defined by the OED as "The pungent aromatic bark of a South American evergreen shrub or small tree, Drimys winteri." (Also winter's bark)
D.  Huxham’s essense of Antimony
John Huxham published Medical and Chemical Observations about Antimony in 1756. R. Brookes' The General Practice of Physic (1754) indicates that Huxham prefers for the treatment of rheumatic pains the essence of antimony, "which is nothing else but emetic Wine made with Glass of Antimony, with the Addition of a little spicy Stomachic" (61).