Sufferers from asthma should get a muskrat skin and wear it over their lungs with the fur side next to the body. It will bring certain relief.
Or soak blotting paper in saltpetre water, then dry, burning at night in the patient’s bedroom.
Another excellent recipe: Take powdered liquorice root, powdered elecampane root, powdered anise-seed, each one drachm, powdered ipecac ten grains, powdered lobelia ten grains; add sufficient amount of tar to form into pills of ordinary size. Take three or four pills on going to bed. An excellent remedy for asthma or shortness of breath.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, asthma, blotting paper, breath, breathing, elecampane, ipecac, licorice, liquorice, lobelia, lungs, muskrat, saltpetre, tar, whitehouse | Comment (0)