I found an old recipe on the leaflet of a 19th century bible, which belonged to my family (the Loves). They would have lived in Tennesse or the Carolinas. But, they were Irish originally, and brought with them to America many traditions that never made it to the 20 century. I'm trying to understand what the these ingredients are and could be used for.
Here it is as it was written:
"A handful of Tanzah, a handful of horehound, a handful of rue, a handful of black snake root, a handful of star-grass root, a handful of hart leaves, a handful of wormwood and as much smith sinders as will make a pond all dried and ground it into powder. Then take as much as you'll take upon the point of a case knife. Every morning, with a spoonful of honey."