After a housekeeper fully realizes the worth of turpentine in the household, she is never willing to be without a supply of it.
1 — It gives quick relief to burns.
2 — It is an excellent application for corns.
3 — It is good for rheumatism and for sore-throats.
4 — It is the quickest remedy for convulsions or fits by applying to the back of the neck.
5 — It is a sure preventive against moths; by just dropping a trifle in the bottom of drawers, chests and wardrobes, it will render the garments secure from injury during the summer.
6 — It will keep ants and bugs from closets and storerooms by putting a few drops in the corners and shelves. It is sure destruction to bed-bugs and will effectually drive them away from their haunts, if thoroughly applied to all the joints of the bedstead in the spring cleaning time, and injures neither furniture nor clothing.
7 — A little in suds washing day lightens laundry labor.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, ants, bedbug, bedbugs, bugs, burn, burns, convulsion, corn, corns, fit, fits, laundry, moth, moths, rheumatism, sore throat, throat, turpentine | Comment (0)
For soft corn, apply vaseline.
For hard corn, apply iodine and remove pressure by using corn plaster.
For a very sore corn, use a bread poultice at night.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: bread, bread poultice, corn, corn plaster, corns, feet, foot, fryer, iodine, poultice, vaseline | Comment (0)
Mix together a little Indian meal and cold water, till it is about the consistence of thick mush. Then bind it on the corn by wrapping a small slip of thin rag round the toe. It will not prevent you from wearing your shoe and stocking. In two or three hours take it off, and you will find the corn much softened. Cut off as much of it as is soft with a penknife or scissors. Then put on a fresh poultice, and repeat it till the corn is entirely levelled, as it will be after a few regular applications of the remedy; which will be found successful whenever the corn returns. There is no permanent cure for them.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corns, feet, foot, indian meal, leslie, mush, poultice, rag, toe | Comment (0)
Bathe the corn in warm water, with a sponge, on going to bed, until it has become tender ; then wet the corn with a bit of slackened potash, or some caustic of potash, or with a very strong ley. Repeat two or three times.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: caustic of potash, corn, corns, feet, foot, ley, potash, prescott, skin, sponge | Comment (0)
Place red-hot coals in a vessel and throw upon them a handful of corn meal. Hold the feet in the dense smoke, renewing the coals and meal till the pain is relieved. This has been known to make very marked cures, when all other remedies have failed.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, chilblain, chilblains, coal, corn, corn meal, cornmeal, feet, foot, smoke | Comment (0)
Take two pounds corn meal and one pound Plaster of Paris.
Mix thoroughly and place where they congregate.
The above is very effective and is less dangerous than any other I know of.
Source: Tested Formulas and Useful House and Farm Recipes, T. KennyFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corn meal, cornmeal, kenny, mouse, plaster, plaster of paris, poison, rat, rodent | Comment (0)
Dress them every night with turpentine. After a fortnight or three weeks of this treatment, the corns, with their roots, will “tumble out.”
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, corn, corns, feet, foot, skin, turpentine | Comment (0)