If a bottle of the oil of pennyroyal is left uncorked in a room at night, not a mosquito, nor any other blood-sucker, will be found there in the morning. Mix potash with powdered meal, and throw it into the rat-holes of a cellar, and the rats will depart. If a rat or a mouse get into your pantry, stuff into its hole a rag saturated with a solution of cayenne pepper, and no rat or mouse will touch the rag for the purpose of opening communication with a depot of supplies.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bat, bats, cayenne, cayenne pepper, meal, mosquito, mosquitoes, mouse, oil of pennyroyal, pennyroyal, potash, rag, rat, whitehouse | Comment (0)
More than forty years ago, when it was found that prevention for the Asiatic cholera was easier than cure, the learned doctors of both hemispheres drew up a prescription, which was published (for working people) in The New York Sun, and took the name of “The Sun Cholera Mixture.” It is found to be the best remedy for looseness of the bowels ever yet devised. It is to be commended for several reasons. It is not to be mixed with liquor, and therefore will not be used as an alcoholic beverage. Its ingredients are well known among all the common people, and it will have no prejudice to combat; each of the materials is in equal proportions to the others, and it may therefore be compounded without professional skill; and as the dose is so very small, it may be carried in a tiny phial in the waistcoat pocket, and be always at hand. It is:–
Take equal parts of tincture of cayenne, tincture of opium, tincture of rhubarb, essence of peppermint and spirits of camphor. Mix well. Dose fifteen to thirty drops in a wine-glass of water, according to age and violence of the attack. Repeat every fifteen or twenty minutes until relief is obtained. No one who takes it in time will ever have the cholera. Even when no cholera is anticipated, it is a valuable remedy for ordinary summer complaints, and should always be kept in readiness.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowel, bowels, camphor, cayenne, cholera, diarrhea, diarrhoea, essence of peppermint, opium, peppermint, rhubarb, spirits of camphor, tincture of cayenne, tincture of opium, tincture of rhubarb, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Laudanum two ounces, spirits of camphor two ounces, essence of peppermint two ounces, Hoffman’s anodyne two ounces, tincture of cayenne pepper two drachms, tincture of ginger one ounce. This is also invaluable. A teaspoonful in a little water, or a half a teaspoonful repeated in an hour afterward in a tablespoonful of brandy. This preparation will check diarrhea in ten minutes, and abate other premonitory symptoms of cholera immediately.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: anodyne, brandy, camphor, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cholera, diarrhea, diarrhoea, ginger, hoffman, housekeeper, laudanum, peppermint | Comment (0)
Take one part cayenne pepper, two parts ginger; mix with lard and flour enough to make pills as large as a pea. Give two or more twice a day.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cayenne, cayenne pepper, chicken, cholera, flour, ginger, kansas, lard, pepper | Comment (0)
Take quinine, twenty grains; piperine, ten grains; Dover’s Powder, ten grains; cayenne, ten grains. Mix, pulverize, and make into twenty pills with a little gum arabic or extract of gentian or boneset. To be taken at the rate of one pill an hour when there is no fever, or during intermission, until twelve pills are taken, the balance to be taken on the third day or next well day. Good as a remedy for the chills or fever and ague.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful Information.Filed under Remedy | Tags: ague, boneset, cayenne, chill, dover's powder, fever, gentian, gum arabic, piperine, quinine | Comment (0)
Take sulphate of zinc, sixty grains; rhubarb and ipecac, each thirty grains; cayenne, sixty grains. Make into sixty pills with extract of hyoscyamus. Dose: One pill night and morning for one week, then leave off for a week, and then resume again, and so on every other week. An important remedy, and has cured many cases of epileptic fits when taken in the early stages.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: cayenne, epilepsy, fit, fits, hyoscyamus, ipecac, rhubarb, zinc | 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)
“Gargle from four to six times daily with following:–
Strong Sage Tea 1 pint
Salt 2 tablespoonfuls
Cayenne Pepper 2 tablespoonfuls
Vinegar 2 tablespoonfuls
Honey 2 tablespoonfuls
Mix thoroughly and bottle for use.”
The above ingredients are all excellent for sore throat and it is an old tried remedy and can easily be obtained. If it is too strong dilute with warm water to the desired strength.
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: cayenne, cayenne pepper, gargle, honey, sage, salt, throat, tickle, tickling, vinegar | Comment (0)
“To a pint of water, sweetened with sugar, add chalk one-half dram, anise, two drams, cayenne pepper, ten grains; boil this down to one-half pint. Give a teaspoonful every hour or two until relieved. Kerosene may be applied to the abdomen with cloths. This is a very good remedy and easily prepared.”
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: abdomen, anise, cayenne, cayenne pepper, chalk, cholera morbus, digestion, kerosene, stomach, sugar | Comment (0)
“Tincture cayenne pepper, five to ten drop doses in a little hot water. Before giving this medicine it is well to drink a quantity of tepid water and produce vomiting. This can be made more effective by adding five or ten drops of camphor.”
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: camphor, cayenne, cayenne pepper, cholera morbus, vomiting | Comment (0)