Cure for Dyspepsia

June 10th, 2017

Mix together equal quantities of bran and sugar, brown like coffee, and take two or three times a day.

Source: 76: A Cook Book

To Remove Disagreeable Odors from the House

March 20th, 2017

Sprinkle fresh ground coffee, on a shovel of hot coals, or burn sugar on the shovel. This is an old-fashioned disinfectant, still good.

Source: Things Mother Used To Make, L.M. Gurney

Simple Disinfectant

October 29th, 2016

The following is a refreshing disinfectant for a sick room, or any room that has an unpleasant aroma prevading it: Put some fresh ground coffee in a saucer, and in the centre place a small piece of camphor gum, which light with a match. As the gum burns, allow sufficient coffee to consume with it. The perfume is very pleasant and healthful, being far superior to pastiles, and very much
cheaper.

Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. Gillette

An Agreeable Disinfectant

August 22nd, 2016

Sprinkle fresh ground coffee on a shovel of hot coals, or burn sugar on hot coals. Vinegar boiled with myrrh, sprinkled on the floor and furniture of a sick room, is an excellent deodorizer.

Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. Gillette

For a Dry, Irritating Cough

May 3rd, 2015

Smoke in a common clean pipe equal quantities of ground coffee and rich pine saw-dust. My husband finds almost instant relief when his throat and lungs are sore. Swallow all the smoke you can.

Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances Owens

News: Exotic hangover recipes

March 7th, 2015

On Boxing Day 2014, the Guardian published a round-up of hangover remedies from around the globe.

Coffee to Purify a Sick-Room

June 22nd, 2008

Coffee, dried and pulverized, then a little of it sprinkled upon a hot shovel will, in a very few minutes, clear a room of all impure effluvia, and especially of an animal character.

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

Headache, Lemon Juice and Coffee for

June 12th, 2008

“A teaspoonful of lemon juice in a small cup of black coffee will relieve.” This is an old tried remedy and one that will be found beneficial.

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

Hay fever, Our Canadian Remedy for

January 3rd, 2008

“Inhale smoke from ground coffee (sprinkle over coals). This relieved a case for me of five years standing.”

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