To a large tablespoonful of flax-seed, allow a tumbler and a half of cold water. Boil them together till the liquid becomes very sticky. Then strain it hot over a quarter of a pound of pulverized sugar, and an ounce of pulverized gum arabic. Stir it till quite dissolved, and squeeze into it the juice of a lemon.
This mixture has frequently been found an efficacious remedy for a cold, taking a wine-glass of it as often as the cough is troublesome.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cold, cough, coughs, flax, flaxseed, gum arabic, lemon, lemonade, sugar, whitehouse | Comment (0)