Tincture Of Bark, Or Huxham's Tincture

Tincture of Bark, or Huxham's Tincture

FEVER: Take of Peruvian bark in powder, two ounces; orange peal, dried, half an ounce; Virginia snake root, bruised, three drachms*: saffron, one drachm*; proof spirits, (rum), two pounds**; steep fourteen days and strain. Good preparation of the bark, taken as a bitter, a teaspoonful to a glass of wine before eating; useful in low fevers.
A New Family Encyclopedia, 1833

*drachm is apx. 1 teaspoon
**pounds used as a liquid measure is apx. 16 ounces

Orange * Peruvian Bark * Snakeroot *
Recipe Instructions:
Source: Alice Cooke Brown. Early "American Herb Recipes", (1966)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Fever :Herbs that reduce fever are used extensively in herbal remedies for colds, flu and viral infections.
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