Turlington's Balsam

[ Turlington's Balsam ] Jonathan Odell

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Jonathan Odell

Date: This manuscript was compiled sometime after the 1763 date, noted on page 9, and Odell's death in 1818. | 1763/11/01 to 1818/11/25

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
tolu
styracis
benzoini
aloes socotrina
myrrh
olibani

Source: Jonathan Odell Notebook
Institution: New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library | Source Origin: Odell Family Fonds | Sublocation: Notebook containing poems by other writers, various recipes and remedies | Reference: S29B - F28 (1)

Description

This recipe is on page 7. Image courtesy of New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library.


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Transcription

Turlington's Balsam

Rx Bals: Tolu: [ounce] iii
     Styracis [ounce] ii
     Benzoini [ounce] iii
     Aloes socotrina,
     Myrrhae
     Olibani
     Rad: Angelica sice :
     Croci Angelic :  ^~aa [ounce] fs 

Contusa singula infudentur

quinque semanas in [pound] iiii Sp:

Vini imptimi rectificati, & prius

liduum floribus Hypenici imbuti:

Tinctura demum pura decoletur.

Annotations
Turlington's
Robert Turlington, a London weaver and entrepreneur, patented a 27-ingredient "Balsam of Life" in 1744.
Tolu
A South America balsam distilled to an oil for use in cough remedies, skin rash treatments, and perfumery.
aa
ana, abbreviation for of each
fs
abbreviation for semi, or 1/2