Folio 2. Page 75. Recto

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Folio 2. Page 75. Recto

Subject

Recipe or Medicine for consumption, colic, and a poisonous breast salve.

alt text on image Juniperus communis

Description

For a Cough, hoarseness, or Consumption
4 ouncez Conserve of Roses
4 ditto White sugar Candy powdere’d
4 ditto Jar Raisins stone’d and shred fine
4 hard apples pare’d & grated
40 drops Spirit of sulphur
40 drops Spirit of vitriol
Beat all together in a marble or stone
Mortar, and take a spoonful after

To make Cholick water
1 Quart of double distilled anniseed water
1 ouncez of the best rhubarb, 1/2 an ounce of Stick
Liquorish, 2 ouncez of Juniper berries, slice the
rhubarb & bruise the berries, let it stand
eight days and then Strain it off & put to
the ingredients 1 Quart more of double distille'd
anniseed water- & let it stand 8 days
more before you strain it, add to this when
straine'd a little Sal Volatile- spirits of
hartshorn, & a liittle Spirits of wine-

To make the breast salve
1/2 a pint of Sallad Oil, 4 ouncez of yellow wax
6 ouncez of diachylon, Gum Guiacum, 2
spoonfuls of honey, slice the wax as
Contractions are expanded, and added letters italicised retaining the apostrophe.

Creator

Charlotte Starkie

Publisher

Gillespie Family

Date

1782 to 1808

Rights

Site licence

Relation

Continued on Folio 2. Page 74. Verso

Format

Handwritten text on a page of a paper document

Language

English

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Paper Document

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For a Cough, hoarseness, or Consumption
4 oz Conserve of Roses
4 do White sugar Candy powder’d
4 do Jar Raisins ston’d and shred fine
4 hard apples par’d & grated
40 drops Spirit of sulphur
40 drops Spirit of vitriol
Beat all together in a marble or stone Mortar, and take a spoonful after-

To make Cholick water
1 Qt of double distilled anniseed water 1 oz of the best rhubarb, ½ an ounce of Stick Liquorish, 2 oz of Juniper berries, slice the rhubarb & bruise the berries, let it stand eight days and then Strain it off & put to the ingredients 1 Qt more of double distille'd anniseed water- & let it stand 8 days more before you strain it, add to this when straine'd a little Sal Volatile- spirits of hartshorn, & a liittle Spirits of wine-

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To make the breast salve
1/2 a pint of Sallad Oil, 4 oz of yellow wax 6 oz of diachylon, Gum Guiacum, 2 spoonfuls of honey, slice the wax as
Diachylon was originally a kind of medicament made of the juices of several plants also named diachylum or diaculum, but now commonly the name for lead plaster, (emplastrum plumbi)—a plaster made of lead oxide boiled together with olive oil and water. It is applied to sheets of linen, and works as an adhesive plaster when heated. In the 18th Century working class people used pills of it to procure abortion, in effect caused by lead poisoning. Another example of how the more affluent can slowly kill themselves.

Consumption is the old name for the disease tuberculosis. There is nothing quite like Spirit of Vitriol which is concentrated Sulphuric Acid when used as a medicine. Spirit of Sulphur is also Sulphuric Acid. The editor loves these views of the gentry trying to kill themselves once again even if the stuff may have been neutralised by apples. The idea of concentrated Sulphuric Acid floating around a kitchen is a bit scary. It would disolve the marble motar quite effectively however.

Hart's horn refers to the horns of the male red deer. Shavings from the horns and hooves of the deer were processed into "spirits,"
As above and associated with Sal volatile or smelling salts a solution of ammonia used as a detergent or in medicine.  The usual active compound is ammonium carbonate

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Charlotte Starkie, “Folio 2. Page 75. Recto ,” The Huntroyd Receipts, accessed October 28, 2020, https://huntroyd.co.uk/items/show/125.

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