One pint of olive oil, 1 ounce of gum camphor (pulverized), 2 ounces of white wax. Pour the olive oil into a covered vessel, place it over the fire, add the gum camphor and let slowly boil until the camphor is all dissolved, then add the wax, stirring thoroughly, until melted. Pour the contents of the vessel into glass jars and screw the tops firmly down. Keep in a dark place. This salve is to be used as a plaster over the throat and chest. In my own experience I have found it to be a most excellent remedy for croup. It is also very good for asthma.
Source: Tested Recipe Cook Book, Mrs H.L. WilsonFiled under Remedy | Tags: asthma, camphor, chest, croup, gum camphor, oil, olive oil, plaster, throat, wax, white wax, wilson | Comment (0)
The white of an egg has proved the most efficacious remedy for burns. Seven or eight successive applications of this substance soothe the pain and effectually exclude the burned parts from the air. This simple remedy seems far preferable to collodion or even cotton.
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Laudanum two ounces, spirits of camphor two ounces, essence of peppermint two ounces, Hoffman’s anodyne two ounces, tincture of cayenne pepper two drachms, tincture of ginger one ounce. This is also invaluable. A teaspoonful in a little water, or a half a teaspoonful repeated in an hour afterward in a tablespoonful of brandy. This preparation will check diarrhea in ten minutes, and abate other premonitory symptoms of cholera immediately.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: anodyne, brandy, camphor, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cholera, diarrhea, diarrhoea, ginger, hoffman, housekeeper, laudanum, peppermint | Comment (0)
This recipe comes into notoriety through the efforts of John Vine Hall, who had fallen into such habitual drunkeness that his most earnest efforts to reclaim himself proved unavailing. He sought the advice of an eminent physician who gave him a prescription which he followed for several months, and at the end of that time had lost all desire for liquor.
The recipe is as follows: Five grains of sulphate of iron, ten grains of magnesia, eleven drachms of peppermint water and one drachm of spirits of nutmeg; to be taken twice a day. This preparation acts as a stimulant and tonic and partially supplies the place of the accustomed liquor, and prevents that absolute physical and moral prostration that follows a sudden breaking off from the use of stimulating drinks.
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An excellent application for “black eye” is twenty drops of calendula (juice of marigold) to a teacupful of water, applied by means of a pad of lint. Calendula is a splendid substitute for arnica
in case of a bruise, where the skin is abraded, as in such a case the latter will often produce what is known as “arnica poison.”
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: abraded, abrasion, arnica, audel, black eye, bruise, calendula, eye, face, lint, marigold, poison, skin | Comment (0)
Take some Spercma-ceti, and twice so much Virgins Wax, melt them together and spread it upon Kids Leather, in the shape of Mask, then lay it upon the Face, and keep it on night and day, it is a very fine Remedy.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: face, kid, kid leather, leather, mask, pox, skin, smallpox, spermaceti, virgins wax, wax, wolley | Comment (0)
Take a quarter of an ounce of bruised cinnamon, half a nutmeg, (grated), and ten bruised cloves ; infuse them in half a pint of boiling water for an hour, strain, and add half an ounce of white sugar. Pour the whole into a pint of hot port or sherry wine. This is a good cordial and restorative in the low stages of fever, or in the debility of convalescence from fevers.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cinnamon, cloves, convalescence, cordial, fever, housekeeper, mulled wine, nutmeg, port, restorative, sherry, sugar, wine | Comment (0)
Take a quart of Ale, and a Pint of strong Aqua vitæ, Mace and Cinamon, of each one quarter of an Ounce, two Spoonfuls of the powder Elecampane root, one quarter of a pound of Loaf Sugar, one quarter of a pound of Raisins of the Sun stoned, four spoonfuls of Aniseeds beaten to Powder, then put all together into a Bottle and stop it close.
Take three spoonfuls of this in a morning fasting, and again one hour before Supper and shake the Bottle when you pour it out.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: ale, aniseed, aqua vitae, beer, cinamon, cinnamon, consumption, elecampane, mace, raisins, sugar, wolley | Comment (0)
Dissolve in the mouth a lump of borax, the size of a garden pea, or about three or four grains. If held in the mouth for ten minutes before speaking or singing, it will act like magic.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, hoarse, hoarseness, housekeeper, mouth, throat, voice | Comment (0)