Take three fresh eggs, break up and put into one pint strong Vinegar and three-quarters pint Turpentine and allow to remain till shells completely eaten up, remove skins of eggs and you have a real good general Liniment for man or beast: have known it to give great relief in rheumatic pains.
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Strong green tea, sweetened well, and set in saucers about the places where they are most numerous, will attract and destroy them. This plan is much to be preferred to the use of those horrible fly-papers, which catch the poor insects alive, cruelly torturing them while starving them to death.
Source: Cassell’s Household GuideFiled under Remedy | Tags: cassell, flies, fly, green tea, insecticide, insects, tea | Comment (0)
Powdered opium two drachms, gum camphor two scruples, oil of anise seed one fluid drachm, whisky one quart, add lastly three tablespoonfuls of honey. Place all in a bottle together, and for one week shake the mixture twice a day ; after standing awhile it will become very clear, then pour off into a small bottle what you wish to use from day to day, and set the other away.
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For a slight cut there is nothing better to control the hemorrhage than common unglazed brown wrapping paper, such as is used by marketmen and grocers; a piece to be bound over the wound. A handful
of flour bound on the cut. Cobwebs and brown sugar, pressed on like lint. When the blood ceases to flow, apply arnica or laudanum.
When an artery is cut the red blood spurts out at each pulsation. Press the thumb firmly over the artery near the wound, and on the side toward the heart. Press hard enough to stop the bleeding, and wait till a physician comes. The wounded person is often able to do this himself, if he has the requisite knowledge.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: arnica, artery, bleed, bleeding, blood, brown paper, brown sugar, cobweb, cobwebs, cut, flour, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, laudanum, lint, paper, skin, sugar, whitehouse, wrapping paper | Comment (0)
Rub the white of an egg into the roots, making partings for the purpose. Some use yolks and white beaten together. Rub the head all over whilst the egg is about it. Wash well with soap and tepid water. When clean pour some water as warm as can be borne over the head, and immediately afterwards some water quite cold. A pint basin is a good medium for applying this douche. Fill it and empty on the back of the head, holding the face over a large basin. Wring the water out of the hair. Rub the scalp, till it glows, round and round with a rough towel. Roll up the hair next, and tie a towel round the wet head; after awhile take it off. The hair then is nearly dry, and the head warm. Brush the hair with a clean brush, and spread it out. Do not dress it till quite dry.
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Gum Camphor 2 drams.
Citrine Ointment 3 drams.
Oxide of Zinc 2 drams.
Powdered Opium 1 dram.
Powdered Galls 1 dram.
Tannic Acid 1/2 dram.
Vaseline to make 2 ounces.
I have put up above for hundreds of sufferers, and have never known a case where great relief has not been experienced, and almost invariably a complete cure wrought.
Source: Tested Formulas and Useful House and Farm Recipes, T. KennyFiled under Remedy | Tags: citrine, galls, gum, gum camphor, kenny, ointment, opium, pile, piles, tannic acid, vaseline, zinc, zinc oxide | Comment (0)
Take tincture of Jamaica ginger one ounce, tincture of rhubarb one ounce, tincture of opium half ounce, tincture of cardamom one and one-half ounces, tincture of kino one ounce. Mix. Dose for an adult, half to one teaspoonful, repeated every two to four hours; and for children one year old, five drops; two years old, five to ten drops; three years old, ten to twelve drops, and older children in proportion to age.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowel, bowels, cardamom, diarrhea, diarrhoea, ginger, jamaica ginger, kino, opium, rhubarb, tincture, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Tincture of tolu and compound tincture of benzoin, of each one ounce, rectified spirit, two ounces; mix. The dose is a teaspoonful.
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Wrap a wet cloth bandage over the head; wet another cloth, folded small, square, cover it thickly with salt, and bind it on the back of the neck; apply dry salt behind the ears. Put mustard plasters to the calves of the legs and soles of the feet. This is an effectual remedy.
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Rubbing the body with hogs’ lard or fat reduces the temperature of the skin. A celebrated German physician recommends to incorporate one or two grammes of carbolic acid, into one hundred grammes of lard, and with this to rub the whole body, excepting the head, two or three times a day. The acid operates to destroy the germs or spores of the disease, the lard softens the skin and reduces the temperature.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: carbolic acid, fat, hog, housekeeper, lard, scarlet fever, skin, temperature | Comment (0)