Two level tablespoonfuls of powdered alum, two-thirds of a cupful of brown sugar, dissolved in two quarts of water; bottle and put in a dark closet where it is cool.
For a child one year old, a teaspoonful three times a day on an empty stomach. For a child two years old, two teaspoonfuls for a dose. For a child five years old, a tablespoonful. The state of the bowels must be attended to, and the doses repeated accordingly. No other medicine to be taken, except an emetic, at first, if desirable. Except in the case of an infant, a milk diet is to be avoided.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, brown sugar, child, children, cough, emetic, infant, milk, stomach, sugar, whitehouse, whooping cough | Comment (0)
Two quarts of rain water, one pound of raisins, five cents worth of licorice, a fourth of a pound of rock candy. Boil this to one quart and strain it. Take two tablespoons three times daily; adding
a little vinegar.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, candy, cough, coughs, licorice, liquorice, rain water, rainwater, raisins, rock candy, throat, vinegar | Comment (0)
Take buttonwood root and make a strong tea of it; to a pint of the tea and a pint of honey, a piece of saltpetre about the size of your thumb; mix all together and boil down to one pint; also add one tablespoon of paregoric.
Source: Tested Recipe Cook Book, Mrs H.L. WilsonFiled under Remedy | Tags: buttonwood, buttonwood root, cough, cough mixture, coughs, honey, paregoric, root, saltpetre, tea, throat, wilson | Comment (0)
Make a Syrrop of Hysop-water and white Sugar Candy, then take the Powder of Gum Dragon, and as much of white Sugar Candy mixed together, and eat of it several times of the day, or take the above-named Syrrop, either of them will do the Cure.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: candy, chine, chine-cough, cough, dragon, gum, gum dragon, hysop, hyssop, sugar, sugar candy, syrrop, syrup, wolley | Comment (0)
A patient, who, for nearly two months, could not pass a night in quiet without large doses of laudanum, has been cured of a most harassing cough by suet boiled in milk.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, cough, coughs, laudanum, milk, suet | Comment (0)
Take 18 ounces of perfectly sound onions, and after removing rind make several incisions, but not too deep. Boil together with 13 1/2 ounces of moist sugar and 2 3/4 ounces of honey in 35 ounces of water, for three-quarters of an hour; strain, and fill into bottles for use. Give one tablespoonful of this mixture (slightly warmed) immediately on attack, and then, according to requirement, five to eight half tablespoonfuls daily.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, cold, colds, cough, coughs, honey, onion, onions, sugar, syrup | Comment (0)
Take a strip of flannel sufficiently long to go three times round the throat ; heat it, dip it in alcohol, and, when thoroughly soaked, fold it, and apply it to the throat; put over this a strip of oiled silk, and over that tie an old silk or linen handkerchief ; this is a safe, easy, and soothing remedy for a sore throat. The bandage should be moistened from time to time with alcohol as it dries.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, bandage, cold, cough, flannel, linen, silk, sore throat, throat, washington | Comment (0)
This old-fashioned remedy for a cold is as effectual now as it was in old times. Put into a saucepan a pint of the best West India molasses, a teaspoonful of powdered white ginger and a quarter of a pound of fresh butter. Set it over the fire and simmer it slowly for half an hour, stirring it frequently. Do not let it come to a boil. Then stir in the juice of two lemons, or two tablespoonfuls of vinegar; cover the pan and let it stand by the fire five minutes longer. This is good for a cold. Some of it may be taken warm at once, and the remainder kept at hand for occasional use.
It is the preparation absurdly called by the common people stewed quaker.
Half a pint of strained honey mixed cold with the juice of a lemon and a tablespoonful of sweet oil, is another remedy for a cold; a teaspoonful or two to be taken whenever the cough is troublesome.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: butter, cold, cough, ginger, honey, lemon, molasses, posset, quaker, stewed, sweet oil, throat, treacle, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Dissolve one ounce of gum arabic, one ounce of licorice, and one ounce of brown sugar-candy, in half a pint of boiling water. When cold, add one ounce of elixir of paregoric, and one-half an ounce of antimonial wine. Take a tablespoonful of this mixture whenever the cough is troublesome, and upon going to bed.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: antimonial wine, audel, candy, cough, coughs, gum arabic, licorice, liquorice, paregoric, sugar, sugar candy, throat, wine | Comment (0)
Take of boneset, slippery elm, flax seed and stick liquorice two ounces each, one pint molasses, half pound brown sugar. Simmer the herbs in water (about three pints), until the strength is extracted, add the sugar and molasses, strain and boil to the consistency of cream. A teaspoon every two hours.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: boneset, brown sugar, cough, cream, flax, flax seed, flaxseed, kansas, licorice, liquorice, molasses, slippery elm, throat | Comment (0)