For a prick with a pin, or a slight cut, nothing will more effectually stop the bleeding than old cobwebs compressed into a lump and applied to the wound, or bound on it with a rag. A scrap of cotton wadding is also good for stopping blood.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: bleeding, blood, cobweb, cobwebs, cotton, cut, cuts, leslie, pin, prick, wadding | Comment (0)
Roll a small bit of cotton wadding into a ball the size of a pea, dip this in a very few drops of camphorated chloroform, and with it fill the hollow part of the decayed tooth.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphorated, chloroform, cotton, cotton wadding, decay, francatelli, mouth, teeth, tooth, toothache, wadding | Comment (0)
Grate raw potatoes to a fine pulp in clean water, and pass the liquid matter through a coarse sieve into another vessel of water ; let the mixture stand still till the fine white particles of the potatoes settle to the bottom; then pour off the liquor from the sediment, and preserve it for use. The article to be cleaned should be laid upon a cloth on a table ; dip a clean sponge into the liquor, and apply it to the article to be cleaned, till the dirt is perfectly separated, then rinse it in clean water several times. Two middle size potatoes will be sufficient for a pint of water. Should there be any grease spots on the articles, they should be previously extracted.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: clean, cleaning, cotton, dirt, grease, laundry, potato, potatoes, prescott, silk, silks, water, wool, woolen | Comment (0)
To one tea-spoonful of kreosote[sic] put half a tea-spoonful of alcohol. Soak a bit of cotton well with this, and put it into the tooth. No harm will arise from the use of kreosote, if care is taken not to swallow the spittle. This has been tried by the author, and found a permanent cure.
Another: Mix alum and common salt in equal quantities, finely pulverized. Then wet some cotton, large enough to fill the cavity, which cover with salt and alum, and apply it.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, alum, common salt, cotton, cotton wool, creosote, gums, kreosote, mouth, prescott, salt, spit, spittle, teeth, tooth, toothache | Comment (0)
The worst toothache, or neuralgia, coming from the teeth may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application of a bit of clean cotton saturated in a solution of ammonia to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter by the application, but the pain will disappear.
Alum reduced to a powder, a teaspoonful of the powder and an equal quantity of fine salt well mixed, applied to the gums by dipping your moistened finger in the mixed powder; put some also in the tooth, and keep rubbing the gums with it; it scarcely ever fails to cure.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, ammonia, cotton, gum, gums, mouth, neuralgia, salt, teeth, tooth, toothache, whitehouse | Comment (0)
For a burn one of the best aids is to immerse the part in kerosene for ten or fifteen minutes, if possible, or cover closely for some time with a cotton cloth dipped in the oil. The soreness will soon leave.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, burn, cloth, cotton, kerosene, oil | Comment (0)
Take one pint of lard-oil; half a pound of stone-pitch; half a pound of resin; half a pound of beeswax, and half a pound of beef-tallow. Boil together for half an hour, skim off the scum, pour the liquid into cups. When needed, it must be spread upon coarse cotton cloth, or kid (the latter is best), and applied to the sprain or bruise. It will give quick relief, as it entirely excludes the air. One or two plasters of it will cure the worst case. It acts like splints on a sprained ankle or wrist. It is also good for cattle, horses, or dogs in all cases of injury.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: ankle, audel, beef-tallow, beeswax, bruise, bruises, cattle, cotton, dog, horse, kid, lard, lard-oil, pitch, plaster, plasters, resin, rosin, splint, splints, sprain, sprains, stone-pitch, tallow, wax, wrist | Comment (0)
Take a bit of cotton batting, put on it a pinch of black pepper, gather it up and tie it, dip it in sweet oil, and insert it in the ear; put a flannel bandage over the head to keep it warm; it often gives immediate relief.
Tobacco smoke, puffed into the ear, has often been effectual.
Another remedy: Take equal parts of tincture of opium and glycerine. Mix, and from a warm teaspoon drop two or three drops into the ear, stop the ear tight with cotton, and repeat every hour or two. If matter should form in the ear, make a suds with castile soap and warm water, about 100° F., or a little more than milk warm, and have some person inject it into the ear while you hold that side of your head the lowest. If it does not heal in due time, inject a little carbolic acid and water in the proportion of one drachm of the acid to one pint of warm water each time after using the suds.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, black pepper, carbolic acid, castile soap, cotton, ear, earache, ears, flannel, glycerine, opium, pepper, smoke, sweet oil, tobacco, tobacco smoke, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Alcohol one ounce, laudanum one drachm, chloroform five drachms, gum camphor one-half drachm, oil of cloves one-half drachm, sulph. ether two drachms, oil of lavender one drachm. Saturate a small piece of cotton, and put into the cavity; be careful not to touch any part of the mouth with it as it is very pungent; put the cotton on the point of some sharp instrument, put it into the cavity and place a small piece of clean cotton over it.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, camphor, cavity, chloroform, clove, clove oil, cotton, ether, gum camphor, housekeeper, laudanum, lavender, mouth, oil of cloves, teeth, tooth, toothache | Comment (0)
The white of an egg has proved the most efficacious remedy for burns. Seven or eight successive applications of this substance soothe the pain and effectually exclude the burned parts from the air. This simple remedy seems far preferable to collodion or even cotton.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, burn, burns, collodion, cotton, egg, egg white, skin | Comment (0)