Lard or goose grease and turpentine applied freely to the throat and chest. Hot steam inhaled from a sponge dipped in boiling water makes breathing easier. In serious cases an antiseptic should be given to produce vomiting immediately until the physician arrives. Give castor oil to a child showing symptoms of a croupy cough.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: antiseptic, breathing, civic, cough, coughs, croup, goose, goose grease, lard, steam, turpentine, vomiting | Comment (0)
Sit erect and inflate the lungs fully. Then, retaining the breath, bend forward slowly until the chest meets the knees. After slowly arising again to the erect position, slowly exhale the breath. Repeat this process a second time, and the nerves will be found to have received an access of energy that will enable them to perform their natural functions.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: breath, breathing, hiccough, hiccup, hiccups, lung, lungs, whitehouse | Comment (0)
In cases of chronic bronchitis, with difficult breathing and scanty expectoration, the use of banana juice has been highly praised. The juice is prepared by cutting up the bananas in small pieces and putting them with plenty of sugar into a closed glass jar. The latter is then placed in cold water, which is gradually made to boil. When the boiling-point is reached, the process is complete. Of the sirup so made, a teaspoonful every hour is the proper dose.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, banana, breathing, bronchitis, expectoration, lung, lungs, sirup, sugar, syrup | Comment (0)
Sufferers from asthma should get a muskrat skin and wear it over their lungs with the fur side next to the body. It will bring certain relief.
Or soak blotting paper in saltpetre water, then dry, burning at night in the patient’s bedroom.
Another excellent recipe: Take powdered liquorice root, powdered elecampane root, powdered anise-seed, each one drachm, powdered ipecac ten grains, powdered lobelia ten grains; add sufficient amount of tar to form into pills of ordinary size. Take three or four pills on going to bed. An excellent remedy for asthma or shortness of breath.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, asthma, blotting paper, breath, breathing, elecampane, ipecac, licorice, liquorice, lobelia, lungs, muskrat, saltpetre, tar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
The following is said to be a cure for the distressing disease, asthma: The ingredients are: Sulphur, one half ounce; cream of tartar, one ounce; senna, one ounce; aniseed, one-half ounce. Pulverize and thoroughly mix the ingredients, and take one teaspoonful in about two tablespoonfuls of molasses on going to bed, or at such time through the day as may suit the patient. The dose, once a day, may be diminished or increased a little, as may best suit the state of the bowels of the individual.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: aniseed, asthma, audel, bowels, breathing, cream of tartar, molasses, senna, sulfur, sulphur | Comment (0)
A victim of hay fever claims that he has found a solution of olive oil and camphor very effective. Prepare it by gently warming some olive oil and a small lump of camphor together for several hours. Apply it by oiling the inside of the lower part of the nose.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, breathing, camphor, hay fever, nasal, nose, oil, olive oil | Comment (0)
Take powdered elecampane root, powdered liquorice root, powdered anise seed, and sulphur, of each one dram. Make into ordinary sized pills with a sufficient quantity of tar, and take three or four pills at night on going to bed. This is an admirable remedy for asthma and shortness of breath.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, asthma, breath, breathing, elecampane, ladies-book, licorice, liquorice, lungs, shortness of breath, sulphur, tar | Comment (0)
“Put a small shawl over the child’s head to retain steam, then put a small chunk of unslaked lime in a bowl of water under shawl. The steam affords immediate relief, usually, if child inhales it.” This is very good; shawl should cover the child’s head and bowl in which lime is dissolved.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: breathing, child, children, croup, lime, lime water, steam | Comment (0)