The best eye-wash for granulated lids and inflammation of the eyes is composed of camphor, borax and morphine, in the following proportions: To a large wine-glass of camphor water–not spirits–add two grains of morphine and six grains of borax. Pour a few drops into the palm of the hand, and hold the eye in it, opening the lid as much as possible. Do this three or four times in twenty-four hours, and you will receive great relief from pain and smarting soreness. This recipe was received from a celebrated oculist, and has never failed to relieve the most inflamed eyes.
Another remedy said to be reliable: A lump of alum as large as a cranberry boiled in a teacupful of sweet milk, and the curd used as a poultice, is excellent for inflammation of the eyes.
Another wash: A cent’s worth of pure, refined white copperas dissolved in a pint of water, is also a good lotion; but label it poison, as it should never go near the mouth. Bathe the eyes with the mixture, either with the hands or a small piece of linen cloth, allowing some of the liquid to get under the lids.
Here is another from an eminent oculist: Take half an ounce of rock salt and one ounce of dry sulphate of zinc; simmer in a clean, covered porcelain vessel with three pints of water until all are dissolved; strain through thick muslin; add one ounce of rose-water; bottle and cork it tight. To use it, mix one teaspoonful of rain-water with one of the eye-water, and bathe the eyes frequently. If it smarts too much, add more water.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, borax, camphor, copperas, eye, eye-wash, eyelids, eyes, inflammation, linen, milk, morphine, muslin, porcelain, poultice, rain water, rock salt, rose water, salt, sulphate, whitehouse, zinc | Comment (0)
One ounce powdered borax, two ounces cologne, one quart alcohol, three quarts rain water; bathe with the solution three times a day.
Persons afflicted with an eruption known as prickly heat, will find the above solution very soothing.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, cologne, eruption, face, hands, kansas, prickly heat, rash, skin, whitening | Comment (0)
Take two drams of borax, one dram of Roman alum, one dram of camphor, half an ounce of sugar candy, one pound of ox-gall. Mix and stir well together, and repeat the stirring three or four times a day until it becomes transparent; then strain it through filtering or blotting paper, and it will be fit for use. Wash the face with the mixture before you go into the sun.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, borax, camphor, candy, face, ladies-book, ox-gall, sugar, sun, sunburn | Comment (0)
Bathe three times a day in a preparation of three quarts water, one quart alcohol, two ounces of cologne and one of borax, in proportion of two teaspoons mixture to two tablespoons soft water.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, cologne, face, freckles, skin, tan | Comment (0)
“For hoarseness dissolve a piece of borax the size of a pea in the mouth and don’t talk. It will work like a charm.” The borax does away with the inflammation of the inflamed parts and gives relief very quickly.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, hoarseness, inflammation, mouth, sore throat, throat | Comment (0)
“Wash parts frequently with cold water and use the following solution:
Pure Water 2 gills
Powdered Borax 1 teaspoonful
Sulphate of Zinc 1/2 teaspoonful
Apply by means of a soft rag several times daily. After drying the parts well, dust with wheat flour, corn starch or powdered magnesia.”
The above combination is excellent as the water cleanses the parts and the borax and zinc are very soothing and healing.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, chafing, corn, flour, magnesia, skin, starch, zinc | Comment (0)
Linseed-oil 1 pt; sweet oil 1 oz; and boil them in a kettle on coals for nearly 4 hours, as warm as you can; then have pulverized and mixed, borax 1/2 oz; red lead 4 ozs, and sugar of lead 1 1/2 ozs; remove the kettle from the fire and thicken in the powder; continue the stirrying until cooled to blood heat, then stir in 1 oz of spirits of turpentine; and now take out a little, letting it get cold, and if not then sufficiently thick to spread upon thin, soft linen as a salve, you will boil again until this point is reached.
[…] it is good for all kinds of wounds, bruises, sores, burns, white swellings, rheumatisms, ulcers, sore breasts, and even where there are wounds on the inside, it has been used with advantage, by applying a plaster over the part.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, breasts, bruise, burn, burns, lead, linen, linseed, oil, ointment, red lead, rheumatism, salve, sores, sweet oil, swelling, turpentine, ulcer, ulcers, wounds | Comment (0)
“Use a wash of borax and water. One-half teaspoonful to a cupful of water.” This is very good.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, eye-wash, eyelids, eyes | Comment (0)
“A mixture composed of ten grains of sulphate of zinc, half teaspoonful of borax, and about four ounces of rose water. This is very good to inject into the nostrils if there is much irritation of eyes and nostrils.”
Take two teaspoonfuls of borax, one teaspoonful of Roman alum, one teaspoonful of camphor, half an ounce of sugar-candy, and a pound of ox-gall. Mix and stir well for ten minutes or so, and repeat this, stirring three or four times a day for a fortnight, till it appears clear and transparent. Strain through blotting-paper, and bottle up for use.
Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.Filed under Remedy | Tags: alum, borax, camphor, candy, ox-gall, skin, sugar, sunburn | Comment (0)