Lobelia and Cayenne Liniment

August 17th, 2008

Take a quart bottle and put into it 1/4 oz of cayenne, pulverized, then put in 2 oz of lobelia herb, and fill up the bottle with whisky; in two weeks it is ready for use, and applicable for cuts, bruises, strains, sprains &c.; and it will heal cork cuts in the feet of oxen or horses, without stopping them from labor, and with but very little soreness, by applying 2 or 3 times daily.

Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. Chase

Gargle for Sore Throat

July 6th, 2008

Very strong sage tea 1/2 pint; strained honey, common salt, and strong vinegar, of each 2 tablespoons; cayenne, the pulverized, one rounding teaspoon; steeping the cayenne with the sage, strain, mix and bottle for use, gargling from 4 to a dozen times daily according to the severity of the case.

Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. Chase

Pain, Vinegar and Pepper for

June 16th, 2008

“Hot flannel cloths wrung from vinegar, to which a pinch of cayenne pepper has been added, applied hot to any part of the body, will relieve pain.” This is very good. This remedy is always at hand and can be prepared quickly. It will most always give relief.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter