This remedy for a health drink contains Sasperilla,
Coriander, Sweet Fennel, Aniseed and Licorice.
Sasperilla and Sweet Fennel in particular were
known for their healing and cleansing properties.
A Diet Drinck
sassaparell 4 ounces sassafras
4 ounces Red whit
and yallow sanders of each one ounce Corander
swet fennell and Anna seeds of each one ounce
Lickquorich one ounce guaiacum one ounce resons
of the same 4 ounces shanons of inerey one once
crem of tarter ane once antemoney the
quanty for got put all thes ingregents in to
8 quarts of spring water and boyell tell it
The remedy comes from an anonymous volume (NAS
GD305/1/165) of miscellaneous remedies and recipes
dating from the 17th and 18th centuries which
forms part of the collection of the Mackenzie
family, Earls of Cromartie.