Put loosely into a bottle as many balm of Gilead flowers as will come up to a third part of its height; then nearly fill up the bottle with sweet oil, which should be of the best quality. Let it infuse (shaking it occasionally) for several days, and it will then be fit for use. It is considered a good remedy for bruises of the skin; also for cuts, burns, and scalds that are not very bad, and should be applied immediately,–by wetting a soft rag with it; renewing it frequently,
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: balm of gilead, bruise, bruises, burn, burns, cut, cuts, gilead, leslie, oil, rag, scald, scalds, skin, sweet oil | Comment (0)
Tincture of arnica or witch hazel applied to a bump on the head or a bruise where the skin is not broken brings relief from pain and often prevents inflammation and bad swellings.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: arnica, bruise, bruises, civic, inflammation, pain, skin, swelling, swellings, tincture, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Four ounces of ammonia, four ounces of white Castile soap cut fine, two ounces of alcohol, two ounces of Price’s glycerine and two ounces of ether. Put the soap in one quart of water over the fire; when dissolved add four quarts of water; when cold add the other ingredients, bottle and cork tight. It will keep indefinitely. It should be made of soft water or rain water. To wash woolens, flannels, etc., take a teacup of the liquid to a pail of lukewarm water, and rinse in another pail of water with half a cup of the cream. Iron while damp on the wrong side. For removing grass stains, paint, etc, use half water and half cream.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ammonia, castile soap, cream, dwight, ether, flannel, glycerin, glycerine, grass, japanese cream, paint, soap, stains, wool | Comment (0)
Sleep with hot water bag at the feet. A garter tied tightly around the leg often effects a cure. Quick, hard rubbing is best in sudden, painful attacks. Often it is essential to walk about the room to bring the circulation of blood to the feet again.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: civic, cramp, cramps, feet, foot, garter, hot water bag, hot water bottle, leg, legs, rubbing | Comment (0)
Precipitated chalk, seven ounces; Florentine orris, four ounces; bicarbonate of soda, three ounces; powdered white Castile soap, two ounces; thirty drops each of oil of wintergreen and sassafras. Sift all together and keep in a glass jar or tin box. A very valuable recipe for hardening the teeth.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: bicarbonate of soda, castile soap, chalk, dwight, florentine, oil of sassafras, oil of wintergreen, orris, sassafras, soap, soda, teeth, tooth, wintergreen | Comment (0)
Doctor Glisson makes his conserve of red Roses thus: Boil gently a pound of red Rose leaves (well picked, and the Nails cut off) in about a pint and a half (or a little more, as by discretion you shall judge fit, after having done it once; The Doctors Apothecary takes two pints) of Spring water; till the water have drawn out all the Tincture of the Roses into it self, and that the leaves be very tender, and look pale like Linnen; which may be in a good half hour, or an hour, keeping the pot covered whiles it boileth. Then pour the tincted Liquor from the pale Leaves (strain it out, pressing it gently, so that you may have Liquor enough to dissolve your Sugar) and set it upon the fire by it self to boil, putting into it a pound of pure double refined Sugar in small Powder; which as soon as it is dissolved, put in a second pound; then a third, lastly a fourth, so that you have four pound of Sugar to every pound of Rose-leaves. (The Apothecary useth to put all the four pounds into the Liquor altogether at once,) Boil these four pounds of Sugar with the tincted Liquor, till it be a high Syrup, very near a candy height, (as high as it can be, not to flake or candy) Then put the pale Rose-leaves, into this high Syrup, as it yet standeth upon the fire, or immediately upon the taking it off the fire. But presently take it from the fire, and stir them exceeding well together, to mix them uniformly; then let them stand till they be cold; then pot them up. If you put up your Conserve into pots, whiles it is yet throughly warm, and leave them uncovered some days, putting them in the hot Sun or stove, there will grow a fine candy upon the top, which will preserve the conserve without paper upon it, from moulding, till you break the candied crust, to take out some of the conserve.
The colour both of the Rose-leaves and the Syrup about them, will be exceeding beautiful and red, and the taste excellent; and the whole very tender and smoothing, and easie to digest in the stomack without clogging it, as doth the ordinary rough conserve made of raw Roses beaten with Sugar, which is very rough in the throat. The worst of it is, that if you put not a Paper to lie always close upon the top of the conserve, it will be apt to grow mouldy there on the top; especially aprés que le pot est entamé.
The Conserve of Roses, besides being good for Colds and Coughs, and for the Lunges, is exceeding good for sharpness and heat of Urine, and soreness of the bladder, eaten much by it self, or drunk with Milk, or distilled water of Mallows, and Plantaine, or of Milk.
Source: The Closet Of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened, K. DigbyFiled under Remedy | Tags: bladder, candy, cold, colds, conserve, cough, coughs, digby, lungs, mallow, milk, mould, plantain, red rose, red roses, rose, roses, soreness, stomach, sugar, throat, urine | Comment (0)
Eight ounces of yellow beeswax, two quarts of spirits of turpentine, one quart of Venetian turpentine. Cut the wax in small pieces and pour the spirits over it–it will soon dissolve; then bottle. Apply with a flannel or soft cloth. It keeps the floors in excellent order.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: beeswax, dwight, flannel, floor, floors, hard wood, polish, spirits of turpentine, stained wood, turpentine, venetian turpentine, wood, yellow beeswax | Comment (0)
Rub mercurial ointment on the ring-worm previous to going to bed, and do not wash it off till morning. It will effect a cure if persevered in; sometimes in less than a week.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: leslie, mercurial ointment, ointment, ring-worm worms, ringworm, worm | Comment (0)
Grated raw peeled potatoes spread on bandages and bound on a badly burned arm, shoulder and hand brought immediate relief to one of my children once when I was on a farm and could not get a doctor. I kept the bandages moist by binding fresh new, wet ones over the old ones until pain ceased but did not remove the dressing at all until wound was healed. It healed perfectly without leaving any scar. Do not know the merits of this remedy from a physician’s standpoint but it was used successfully in a bad hotel fire in a village where no physicians resided and the patients all recovered from severe burns and there were no scars left on their bodies.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, bandages, burn, burns, civic, dressing, potato, potatoes, scar, scars, skin | Comment (0)
Two ounces of dry mustard mixed with the whites of two eggs to a paste. Spread on a cloth in a thick paste and apply while it is fresh and wet.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: civic, cloth, egg, egg white, mustard, paste, poultice | Comment (0)