When so large a quantity of laudanum has been swallowed as to produce dangerous effects, the fatal drowsiness has been prevented when all other remedies have failed, by administering a cup of the strongest possible coffee. The patient has revived and recovered, and no ill effects have followed.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: antidote, coffee, drowsiness, laudanum, leslie | Comment (0)
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. GurneyFiled under Remedy | Tags: coal, coals, coffee, disinfectant, gurney, odor, odors, odour, odours, shovel, smell, smells, sugar | Comment (0)
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
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphor gum, coffee, disinfectant, pastiles, sick room, sickroom, whitehouse | Comment (0)
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. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: coals, coffee, deodorizer, disinfectant, myrrh, sick room, sickroom, sugar, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
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 OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, cough, coughs, lungs, owens, pine, pipe, sawdust, smoke, throat | Comment (0)
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. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, purification, sick room, twitter-archive | Comment (0)
“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. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, headache, lemon, twitter-archive | Comment (0)
“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. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, hay fever, smoke, twitter-archive | Comment (0)