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)
Thoroughly bruise a raw onion and a potato into a pulp, by scraping or beating them with a rolling-pin; mix this pulp with a good table-spoonful of salad oil, and apply it to the naked burn or scald; secure it on the part with a linen bandage.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, burn, burns, francatelli, linen, oil, onion, potato, pulp, salad oil, scald, scalds, skin | Comment (0)
Make half a tumbler of strong lime water, let it set a few minutes; then strain the water through a thin muslin to the same quantity of linseed or sweet oil (neat’s or hog’s foot will answer); mix it well, and spread over the burn; wrap over linen cloths. Do not remove the cloth for several days; saturate it frequently with the lime and oil until the inflammation is subdued. Should the odor become offensive, apply cold poultices of the flour of slippery elm; spread over with pulverized charcoal. A plaster of lard and soot is also good for a burn. Heal with any simple salve — a very good one is made by stewing together heart leaves, white lily root, agrimony, a few leaves of the Jamestown weed, and sweet gum. When the strength of the herbs is extracted, strain the water; throw away leaves, etc.; add fresh unsalted butter, and simmer gently until the water has evaporated. Keep this on hand for common sores, in a close-covered box.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: agrimony, burn, burns, butter, charcoal, heart, heart leaves, hill, hog's foot oil, jamestown weed, lard, lime water, linen, linseed, linseed oil, muslin, neat's oil, poultice, salve, skin, slippery elm, soot, sores, sweet gum, sweet oil, weed, white lily, white lily root | Comment (0)
For a burn one of the best aids is to immerse the part in kerosene for ten or fifteen minutes, if possible, or cover closely for some time with a cotton cloth dipped in the oil. The soreness will soon leave.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, burn, cloth, cotton, kerosene, oil | Comment (0)
Let the clothes be taken off with great care and tenderness, and then apply spirits of turpentine, or lay on a thick plaster of fresh yeast, renewing it as often as it becomes hot or dry; or dash the part with cold water in which some yeast has been stirred, or with vinegar, or with strong brine, or with the liquid which runs from potatoes sliced thin and sprinkled with salt; or cut a large cucumber in slices and lay it on the part.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, brine, burn, burns, cucumber, potato, potatoes, spirits of turpentine, turpentine, vinegar, yeast | Comment (0)
The white of an egg has proved the most efficacious remedy for burns. Seven or eight successive applications of this substance soothe the pain and effectually exclude the burned parts from the air. This simple remedy seems far preferable to collodion or even cotton.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, burn, burns, collodion, cotton, egg, egg white, skin | Comment (0)
- Linseed oil,
- Lime water,
of each equal parts. Mix them.
This liniment is extremely useful in cases of scalds or burns, being singularly efficacious in preventing, if applied in time, the inflammation subsequent to burns or scalds; or even in removing it, after it has come on.
It is also a species of soap, and might be called Soap of Lime, although it probably contains a great excess of oil.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: burn, burns, edinburgh, inflammation, lime, liniment, linseed, linseed oil, scald, scalds, skin, soap, soap of lime | Comment (0)
Make a thick paste of molasses and flour, or castile soap and flour, covering the parts so as to entirely exclude the air. For a deep burn, dress daily with lime water and linseed oil, equal parts.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: burn, burns, castile soap, flour, kansas, lime water, linseed, linseed oil, molasses, skin, soap, treacle | Comment (0)
A piece of cotton wadding, spread with butter or sweet oil, and bound on the burn instantly, will draw out the pain without leaving a scar; also a handful of flour, bound on instantly, will prevent blistering. The object is to entirely exclude the air from the part affected. Some use common baking-soda, dry or wet, often giving instant relief, withdrawing the heat and pain. Another valuable remedy is to beat the yellow of an egg into linseed oil, and apply it with a feather on the injured part frequently. It will afford ready relief and heals with great rapidity. Some recommend the white part of the egg, which is very cooling and soothing, and soon allays the smarting pain. It is the exposure of the part coming in contact with the air that gives the extreme discomfort experienced from ordinary afflictions of this kind, and anything which excludes air and prevents inflammation is the thing to be at once applied.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: baking soda, burn, butter, cotton, egg, egg white, egg yolk, feather, flour, linseed oil, scald, skin, soda, sweet oil, wadding, whitehouse | Comment (0)