Martha Washington's recipe for curing illness, n.d.

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Martha Washington's recipe for curing illness, n.d.

Subject

illness and mortality

Description

A recipe for a medicine to cure illness.

Creator

Martha Washington

Language

eng

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Massachusetts Historical Society

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Recipe Take the wild or Indian Turnip when it is in blossom or has the fruit on it, wash and cut it in thin slices Run a thread thro it, and hang it in the chimney corner to dry quickly but do not let the fire come to it - when it is very dry power [sic] it in a mortar - the potion to take as much as will lay on the point of a knife when the difficulty of breathing or coughing come on make it in to a bolus with honey - it may be repeated as often as the stomack will bear till it gives ease.

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Martha Washington, "Martha Washington's recipe for curing illness, n.d.," in Martha Washington, Item #29, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/29 (accessed May 23, 2018).