Folio 2. Page 78. Verso

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Folio 2. Page 78. Verso

Subject

Medicine for Rheumatism and Fits

Description

Rheumatism
Three ounces of sarsaparilla sliced and bruise’d
1 Quart of fine Spirits of wine let them stand
together in a wide mouthe’d bottle close stoppedt
3 days by the fire then strain out the li-
-quor very hard, & add to it 2 ounce oz of gum
guiasum digest again 3 days- then strain off
as before & add one ounce & a half of
balsam of peru digest again 3 days – then
pour the liquor into Phials cork, & seal
them down- one teaspoonful put into
a glass of warm wine & water taken at
night going to bed- a few nights is sure

Fits
Oil of Rosemary}
Oil of Amber} of each 2 pennyworth
Oil of Juniper}
Oil of Anniseed 1dram’ mixe’d together
Take 20 drops in a morning fasting &
20 more at night & the same next day-
after 5 or 6 days interval take 30 drops
Morning & 30 Evening then 40 drops
Morning and after a weeks respite 50
drops Morning-
Raised (superscript) letters are lowered, contractions are expanded, and added letters italicised retaining the apostrophe.

Final page and back cover of Folio 2.

Creator

Charlotte Starkie

Publisher

Gillespie Family

Date

1782 to 1808

Contributor

Gillespie Family

Rights

Site licence

Format

Handwritten text on a page of a paper document

Language

English

Type

Paper document

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Rheumatism
Three ounces of sarsaparilla sliced and bruise’d 1 Qt of fine Spirits of wine let them stand together in a wide mouthe’d bottle close stopt 3 days by the fire then strain out the liquor very hard, & add to it 2 oz of gum guiasum digest again 3 days- then strain off as before & add one ounce & a half of balsam of peru digest again 3 days– then pour the liquor into Phials cork, &seal them down- one teaspoonful put into a glass of warm wine & water taken at night going to bed- a few nights is sure

Fits
Oil of Rosemary}
Oil of Amber} of each 2 pennyworth
Oil of Juniper}
Oil of Anniseed 1d’ mix’d together Take 20 drops in a morning fasting & 20 more at night & the same next day-after 5 or 6 days interval take 30 drops Morning & 30 Evening then 40 drops Morning and after a weeks respite 50 drops Morning-
"Sarsaparilla" Probably refers to Jamaican Root sarsparilla (Smilax ornata).
It was considered by Native Americans to have medicinal properties, and was a popular European treatment for syphilis when it was introduced from the New World.
They used different parts of Sassafras albidum for many medicinal purposes such as treating acne, urinary disorders, and sicknesses that increased body temperature, such as high fevers.
It is also a primary ingredient in old fashioned style as root beer, popular in N. America. Because Sassafras was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to the carcinogenicity of its constituent safrole, most commercial recipes do not contain sassafras. Sassafras Wood (Sassafras albidum) is also distinguished by its aromatic properties.

Charlotte may mave mispelt "gum guiasum".
Gum guaicum, or guaiac resin, which is a substance produced from the tree species Guaiacum officinale. Gum guiacum acquired a reputation as a cure for syphilis. Gum guaicum was also used to stimulate menstruation.
It was also called
Lignum sanctum or Lignum vitae.

Balsam of Peru is a sticky aromatic liquid that comes from cutting the bark of the tree Myroxolon balsamum, a tree that is native to El Salvador.
It can cause allergic reactions in many people.

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Charlotte Starkie, “Folio 2. Page 78. Verso,” The Huntroyd Receipts, accessed August 8, 2020, https://huntroyd.co.uk/items/show/128.

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