Put in a vial one drachm of benzoin gum in powder, one drachm nutmeg oil, six drops of orange-blossom tea, or apple blossoms put in half pint of rain-water and boiled down to one teaspoonful and strained, one pint of sherry wine. Bathe the face morning and night; will remove all flesh-worms and freckles, and give a beautiful complexion. Or, put one ounce of powdered gum of benzoin in a pint of whisky; to use, put in water in wash-bowl till it is milky, allowing it to dry without wiping. This is perfectly harmless.
Cream cures sun-burn on some complexions, lemon juice is best on others, and cold water suits still others best.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple, apple blossom, benzoin, benzoin gum, complexion, cream, flesh-worms, freckles, lemon, lemon juice, nutmeg, nutmeg oil, orange, orange-blossom, sherry, sherry wine, skin, sun, sunburn, tea, wash, whisky, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Take tops of rosemary fennell sage marygolds with the black middles sinkfoins of each a like quantity a good handfull altogether. a little cammomile boyle it in a quart of ale till tis very strong of the herbs then strain it and sweeten with honey or Sugar, you may boyle a piece of gold or a gold Ring if you please in it.
Source: A Book of Simples, H.W. LewerFiled under Remedy | Tags: ale, camomile, fennel, gold, honey, lewer, marigold, rosemary, sinkfoin, sore throat, sugar, throat | Comment (0)
Spinach has a direct effect upon complaints of the kidneys; the common dandelion, used as greens, is excellent for the same trouble; asparagus purifies the blood; celery acts admirably upon the nervous system, and is a cure for rheumatism and neuralgia; tomatoes act upon the liver; beets and turnips are excellent appetizers; lettuce and cucumbers are cooling in their effects upon the system; beans are a very nutritious and strengthening vegetable; while onions, garlic, leeks, chives and shallots, all of which are similar, possess medicinal virtues of a marked character, stimulating the circulatory system, and the consequent increase of the saliva and the gastric juice promoting digestion. Red onions are an excellent diuretic, and the white ones are recommended raw as a remedy for insomnia. They are tonic, nutritious. A soup made from onions is regarded by the French as an excellent restorative in debility of the digestive organs. We might go through the entire list and find each vegetable possessing its especial mission of cure, and it will be plain to every housekeeper that a vegetable diet should be partly adopted, and will prove of great advantage to the health of the family.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: asparagus, bean, beet, beets, blood, celery, chive, cucumber, dandelion, digestion, diuretic, garlic, insomnia, kidney, kindneys, leek, lettuce, liver, nerves, nervous system, neuralgia, onion, rheumatism, saliva, shallot, spinach, tomato, tomatoes, turnip, turnips, vegetable, whitehouse | Comment (0)
1st. The use of the tooth-brush night and morning, and, at least, rinsing the mouth after every meal at which animal food is taken. 2nd. Once daily run the brush lightly two or three times over soap, then dip it in salt, and with it clean the teeth, working the brush up and down rather than–or as well as–backwards and forwards. This is a cheap, safe, and effectual dentrifice. 3rd. Eat freely of common cress, the sort used with mustard, under the name of small salad; it must be eaten with salt only. If thus used two or three days in succession it will effectually loosen tartar, even of long standing. The same effect is produced, though perhaps not in an equal degree, by eating strawberries and raspberries, especially the former. A leaf of common green sage rubbed on the teeth is useful both in cleansing and polishing, and probably many other common vegetable productions also.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness, Florence HartleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: cress, hartley, raspberry, sage, salad, salt, soap, strawberriy, tartar, teeth, tooth, toothbrush | Comment (0)
When you come in from a long, tiresome walk, try giving the feet a hot footbath of salt water, while you sip a cup of warm milk with a pinch of salt in it. A daily bath of salt water or a rub from a salt towel will prove wonders for nervous people.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, feet, foot, footbath, milk, salt water, sore feet, soreness, towel, walk | Comment (0)
Only a few people know that butter will remove tea, coffee or fruit stains. It should be rubbed on the linen or cotton and then the material should be soaked in hot water and a mild soap. In fact, any stains, except ink or wine stains, sprinkle salt over the spots and pour boiling water through it until the spot has gone.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, butter, coffee, cotton, ink, linen, salt, stain, stain removal, stains, tea, wine | Comment (0)
Throw red pepper pods or a few bits of charcoal into the pan they are cooking in.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cabbage, charcoal, dodr, ham, odour, pepper, pepper pods, red pepper, smell, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Clip them and anoint with a little sweet oil. Should the hair fall out, having been full, use one of the hair invigorators.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: brow, brows, eyebrow, hair, invigorator, sweet oil, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Oil of lavender two ounces, orris root half an ounce, spirits of wine one pint. Mix and keep two or three weeks. It may then be strained through two thicknesses of blotting-paper and is ready for use.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: lavender, lavender water, oil of lavender, orris, orris root, spirits of wine, whitehouse | Comment (0)