[ [Latin] Infusa ] William Paine
Date: This recipe is from a notebook dated 1782. | 1782/01/01 to 1782/12/31
Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3
These recipes are on page 21 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Rx Infusum Amarum P.L.
Infus. Senæ P.L. Commun:
Infusum Tamarindorum cum senæ
Rx Tinct. Tamarind: ʒvj:
Chrystallum Tartari } an’ ʒiss
Foliorum Sene }
Seminum Coriandri ʒj
Sacchari Rubri ℥j
Aque bullientis ℥viij
Macera in vase clauso, subinde agitans
et post horas quatuor cola___
Fit quoque cum senæ duplice triplice
Recipe: Bitter Infusion. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis.
Infusion of Senna. Pharmacopoeia Londinensis. Common.
Infusion of Tamarinds with Senna.
Recipe: 6 drams of tamarind tincture
1 ½ drams each of crystal of tartar, senna leaves. 1 dram of coriander seeds, 1 ounce of red sugar, 8 ounces of boiling water.
Mash in a closed vase, then agitating, and after four hours strain.
Also works with double, triple [the amount?] of senna.
Translation and transcription by Winston Black