Old Time Remedies

The remedies our ancestors used -- or, at least, were told to use! Folk remedies, old wives' tales, mediaeval cures... they're all here.

NOTE: these remedies are listed only for information and/or amusement. They are not to be construed as medical advice of any type, nor are they recommended for use. Consult your doctor for any medical advice you require.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Croup, Coal Oil (kerosene) and Sugar for

"Coal oil and sugar; put a few drops on a teaspoonful of sugar." The coal oil produces vomiting, relieving the trouble. If the first dose does not have this effect upon the child, repeat it.

Source: Mother's Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

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Blogger Coka said...

My 80 year old brother in law remembers taking kerosene and sugar when he was a little kid. Back then, a doctor was not readily available. His mom used this remedy along with the towel and steam method. He still is in great shape today!

16 July 2009 23:58  

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