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Medical recipe, late 1700s

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Medical recipe, late 1700s / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 5, page 137-141.

Herbal remedies were common forms of medicinal practice in the 1700s. Midwives and healers would use concoctions made of a variety of herbs and plants to help heal a range of aliments.

This recipe calls for smartweed, coltsfoot, honey and licorice.

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