Put about thirty flowers into a jug, pour a pint of boiling water upon them, cover up the tea, and when it has stood about ten minutes, pour it off from the flowers into another jug; sweeten with sugar or honey; drink a tea-cupful of it fasting in the morning to strengthen the digestive organs, and restore the liver to healthier action. A tea-cupful of camomile tea, in which is stirred a large dessert-spoonful of moist sugar, and a little grated ginger, is an excellent thing to administer to aged people a couple of hours before their dinner.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: age, aged, camomile, chamomile, digestion, elderly, francatelli, ginger, honey, liver, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
Take equal quantities of camomile flowers, elecampane, life-everlasting, mullen, a few races of ginger, and as much fat lightwood splinters as camomile. Boil to a strong tea; strain it, and add enough honey and sugar mixed in equal quantities; boil down to a syrup; add enough good apple vinegar to give a pleasant acid taste. Pills made of fresh tar, brown sugar, and the yolk of an egg,
are good for a cough. Pills of fresh rosin taken from the pine tree are also good.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple, apple vinegar, camomile, chamomile, cough, coughs, egg, egg yolk, elecampane, ginger, hill, honey, life-everlasting, lightwood, mullein, mullen, pine, resin, rosin, sugar, tar, tea, throat, vinegar, yolk | Comment (0)
Mandrake root one ounce, dandelion root one ounce, burdock root one ounce, yellow dock root one ounce, prickly ash berries two ounces, marsh mallow one ounce, turkey rhubarb half an ounce, gentian one ounce, English camomile flowers one ounce, red clover tops two ounces.
Wash the herbs and roots; put them into an earthen vessel, pour over two quarts of water that has been boiled and cooled; let it stand over night and soak; in the morning set it on the back of the stove, and steep it five hours; it must not boil, but be nearly ready to boil. Strain it through a cloth, and add half a pint of good gin. Keep it in a cool place. Half a wine-glass taken as a dose twice a day.
This is better than all the patent blood medicines that are in the market–a superior blood purifier, and will cure almost any malignant sore, by taking according to direction, and washing the sore with a strong tea of red raspberry leaves steeped, first washing the sore with castile soap, then drying with a soft cloth.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bin, bitters, blood, burdock, camomile, chamomile, clover, dandelion, gentian, gin, mandrake, marsh mallow, marshmallow, prickly ash, purifier, raspberry, raspberry leaves, red clover, red raspberry, rhubarb, root, skin, sore, spring, turkey rhubarb, whitehouse, yellow dock | Comment (0)
Cinnamon seed one-half ounce, cardamon seed one-quarter of an ounce, carroway seed one-quarter of an ounce, orange peel two ounces, English gentian one ounce, camomile flowers one-half ounce. Put on to the above one quart of old rye whisky. (They must all be ground up first).
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: camomile, caraway, cardamom, cardamon, carroway, chamomile, cinnamon, diarrhea, diarrhoea, gentian, housekeeper, orange, orange peel, rye, whiskey, whisky | Comment (0)
A strong tepid infusion of these flowers, administered in doses of from three to four ounces, operates as a powerful emetic; a weaker infusion is a useful diluent in promoting the operation of other emetics, when the stomach is weak and likely to be too much oppressed by the use of simple water. A small tea-cupful of cold chamomile tea, taken in the morning fasting, is often serviceable in dyspeptic affections, and intestinal debility. They are also used, either alone or in combination with poppyheads, for fomentations in colic, but are little preferable to hot or warm water; excepting that the infused flowers, rolled up in a cloth or flannel, serve to retain the heat of the application.
Source: A Companion To The Medicine Chest, John Savory.Filed under Ingredient | Tags: camomile, chamomile, colic, dyspepsia, emetic, flannel, flower, fomentation, intestines, poppy, savory | Comment (0)