To give a fine color to the nails, the hands and fingers must be well lathered and washed with fine soap; then the nails must be rubbed with equal parts of cinnebar and emery, followed by oil of bitter almonds. To take white spots from the nails, melt equal parts of pitch and turpentine in a small cup; add to it vinegar and powdered sulphur. Rub this on the nails and the spots will soon disappear.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bitter almond, cinnebar, emery, finger, fingers, hand, hands, nail, nails, oil of bitter almond, pitch, soap, sulfur, sulphur, turpentine, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A splendid article. Venice soap, one ounce; lemon juice, half ounce; oil of bitter almonds, quarter ounce; deliquidated oil of tartar, quarter ounce; oil of rhodium, three drops. Dissolve the soap in the lemon juice, then add the two oils, and put the whole in the sun till it acquires the consistency of ointment, and then add the oil rhodium. Anoint the freckly face at night with this balm, and wash in the morning with pure water.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: bitter almond, freckles, ladies-book, lemon juice, oil of rhodium, oil of tartar, ointment, skin, soap | Comment (0)
Almond soup is an excellent substitute for beef-tea for convalescents. It is made by simply blanching and pounding a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds with half a pint of milk, or vegetable stock. Another pint of milk or stock is then to be added and the whole warmed. After this add another pint and a half of stock if the soup is to be a vegetable one, or rice water if milk has been used.
An emulsion of almonds is useful in chest affections. It is made by well macerating the nuts in a nut butter machine, and mixing with orange or lemon juice.
Almonds should always be blanched, that is, skinned by pouring boiling water on the nuts and allowing them to soak for one minute, after which the skins are easily removed. The latter possess irritating properties.
Bitter almonds should not be used as a food. They contain a poison identical with prussic acid.
Source: Food Remedies: Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses, Florence DanielFiled under Ingredient | Tags: almond, beef tea, bitter almond, lemon, milk, orange, prussic acid, rice water, soup, stock, sweet almond | Comment (0)