Take three fresh eggs and break them into one quart of clear, cold rain-water; stir until thoroughly mixed; bring to a boil on a slow fire, stirring often; then add half an ounce of sulphate of zinc (white vitrol); continue the boiling for two minutes, then set it off the fire. Take the curd that settles at the bottom of this and apply to the eye at night with a bandage. It will speedily draw out all fever and soreness. Strain the liquid through a cloth and use for bathing the eyes occasionally. This is the best eye-water ever made for man or beast. I have used it for twenty years without knowing it to fail.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, egg, eggs, eye, eye-wash, fever, soreness, sulphate of zinc, white vitriol, whitehouse, zinc sulphate | Comment (0)