For Gout

June 11th, 2015

For the local treatment of chronic gout the following formula is recommended as being of great utility. Take of ethereal tincture of capsicum, spirits of ammonia, essence of turpentine, linseed-oil, of each one ounce; mix, and apply by rubbing.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

Apoplexy, Simple Injection for

August 7th, 2008

“Place dry salt on the tongue and give an injection as follows:

Warm water 1 quart
Common salt 2 teaspoonfuls
Brandy 1/2 ounce

This injection is recommended for any kind of a shock which affects the circulation.”

The injection of the bowels will relieve the congestion by drawing the blood away from the brain.

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

Poor Circulation, Alcohol Rub for

May 27th, 2008

“Rub vigorously night and morning with good whisky. Don’t stop for a week or so after patient looks and feels well.” Rubbing with alcohol would probably be preferred.

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

Pneumonia, Home Remedy for

May 10th, 2008

“This can easily be relieved by the use of cayenne and vapor bath. This promotes the circulation in every part of the body, diminishing the pressure upon the lungs. These baths produce a regular circulation throughout the whole body, thus relieving the pressure upon the lungs by decreasing the amount of blood in the lungs. These baths should be taken but once a day, as they are weakening.”

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

To Prevent Lines Forming on the Face

February 25th, 2008

After bathing with warm water and drying the face, rub it all over with the ball of the thumb. This stimulates the circulation, and strengthens the muscles. If there are deep lines running from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, lay the thumb along them, and then work it from side to side.

Source: Home Notes, 1895.

For Flabbiness Under the Chin

February 22nd, 2008

For flabbiness under the chin, which may go on to form that ugly disfigurement, a double chin, tap it repeatedly for two or three minutes several times a day with the back of the fingers. The back of the fingers should be tapped lightly against the flesh so as to stimulate the circulation, and tighten up the muscles.

Source: Home Notes, 1895.

Poor Circulation, Remedy for Stout Person

February 17th, 2008

“Ten cents worth of salts, five cents worth of cream of tartar; mix and keep in a closed jar. Take one teaspoonful for three nights, then skip three nights.” This is an old-time remedy known to be especially good, as the salts move the bowels and the cream of tartar acts on the kidneys, carrying off the impurities that should be thrown off from these organs.

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

Why does tea frequently cure headache?

January 3rd, 2008

Because, by its stimulant action on the general circulation, in which the brain participates, the nervous congestions are overcome.

Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.