[ Efficacy of the Black-Berry Jelly, in Curing the Stone and Gravel ]
Source: Nova Scotia Magazine
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm | Reference: Microfilm Reels 8062, 8063
A testament to its efficacy in treating the stone followed by a recipe for making blackberry jelly. nn.422. Microfilm Reel 8063. This item was also published in the Nova Scotia Packet and General Advertiser.
EFFICACY OF THE BLACK-BERRY JELLY, IN CURING THE STONE
BLACK-BERRY jelly, having been
found remarkably efficacious in that
dreadful disorder, the gravel and stone, it
array be proper to communicate the follow-
ing account of it.
A gentleman, who for many years had
been afflicted with this dreadful complaint,
was persuaded to take every night going to
bed the quantity of a large nutmeg of this
jelly. The effect of which was, that the
stone was broken to pieces, and voided in
grannels, some of them nearly the size of
pepper corns, manifestly appearing to be
portions of a much larger substance. The
gentleman, though more than fourscore, is
now enabled to discharge these stony par-
ticles without much difficulty, and finds
no other inconvienience than a frequent ir-
ritation to urinate.
To make the jelly: take black berries
before they are quite ripe, when turned
red; pick them and put them into a pot,
tie them up close, and put them in a kettle
of water. Let them stand over the fire,
until they are reduced to pulp. Then
strain them: and to a pint of juice put a
pound of powdered sugar. Boil it to a jel-
ly; and put it up for use.