Item 7572 - Medical recipe, ca. 1790

Item 7572 - Medical recipe, ca. 1790
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Item 7572
Medical recipe, ca. 1790
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This recipe from the late eighteenth century includes smartweed, coltsfoot, honey, and liquorice. While the intended use of this remedy was unrecorded, both coltsfoot and smartweed were used in herbal preparations for respiratory illnesses, with licorice and honey associated with homeopathy treatment for a sore throat. A combination of such ingredients in a tea suggests the intended user was suffering from a variation of the common cold.

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