Take a bit of cotton batting, put on it a pinch of black pepper, gather it up and tie it, dip it in sweet oil, and insert it in the ear; put a flannel bandage over the head to keep it warm; it often gives immediate relief.
Tobacco smoke, puffed into the ear, has often been effectual.
Another remedy: Take equal parts of tincture of opium and glycerine. Mix, and from a warm teaspoon drop two or three drops into the ear, stop the ear tight with cotton, and repeat every hour or two. If matter should form in the ear, make a suds with castile soap and warm water, about 100° F., or a little more than milk warm, and have some person inject it into the ear while you hold that side of your head the lowest. If it does not heal in due time, inject a little carbolic acid and water in the proportion of one drachm of the acid to one pint of warm water each time after using the suds.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, black pepper, carbolic acid, castile soap, cotton, ear, earache, ears, flannel, glycerine, opium, pepper, smoke, sweet oil, tobacco, tobacco smoke, whitehouse | 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)
Wear leaves of Celendine upon and under the feet.
Or take a small pill of Castile-soap every morning, for eight or ten days. Tried.
Or beat the white of an Egg thin; take it morning and evening in a glass of water.
Or half a pint of strong decoction of Nettles. Or of Burdock-leaves, morning and evening.
Or boil three ounces of Burdock-root in two quarts of water to three pints. Drink a tea-cupful of this every morning.
Source: Primitive Physic: or an easy and natural method of curing most diseases, John Wesley.Filed under Remedy | Tags: burdock, castile soap, celandine, celendine, egg, egg white, feet, foot, jaundice, nettle, soap, wesley | Comment (0)
Take rhubarb, ipecac, and castile soap, each thirty grains; pulverized opium, fifteen grains. Make into thirty pills with mucilage, gum arabic, or any other suitable substance. Dose: One pill every three to six hours for diarrhoea and dysentery. After three or four are taken they should not be taken oftener than once in six hours.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful Information.Filed under Remedy | Tags: bowel, bowels, castile soap, diarrhoea, dysentery, gum arabic, ipecac, mucilage, opium, rhubarb | Comment (0)
Take Socotrine aloes, two drams; colocynth, gamboge, rhubarb, and castile soap, each one dram; cayenne, thirty grains; oil cloves, thirty drops. Make into one hundred and twenty pills with extract of gentian or dandelion. Dose: For dyspepsia, inactive liver or costiveness, one or two pills once a day; as a cathartic, three to five pills at a dose. This is a splendid pill. It cleanses the stomach, gives tone and energy to the digestive organs, restores the appetite, excites the liver and other secretory organs, without causing any debility.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: aloes, appetite, castile soap, cathartic, cayenne, cloves, colocynth, costiveness, dandelion, digestion, dyspepsia, gamboge, gentian, indigestion, liver, pill, rhubarb, soap, stomach | Comment (0)
“Usually all that is required is washing the parts well with castile soap and cold water, and anointing with plain vaselin,” This remedy is always at hand, and is one to be relied upon. Vaselin, as we all know, is very healing.
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: castile soap, chafing, itching, skin, soap, vaseline | Comment (0)