Boil two ounces of barberries with half an ounce of violets in a quart of water for ten minutes; sweeten with honey, strain off into a jug, and drink several glasses during the day.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: barberries, barberry, fever, francatelli, honey, sore throat, throat, violet, violets | Comment (0)
Put either the fresh or the dried plants into boiling water in a covered vessel, which should be placed near the fire for an hour. The young shoots both of balm and of mint are to be preferred, on account of their strong aromatic qualities. These infusions may be drunk freely in feverish and in various other complaints, in which diluents are recommended. Mint tea, made with the fresh leaves, is useful in allaying nausea and vomiting.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: balm, balm-tea, diluent, fever, mint, nausea, prescott, tea, teas. mint tea, vomiting | Comment (0)
Take three fresh eggs and break them into one quart of clear, cold rain-water; stir until thoroughly mixed; bring to a boil on a slow fire, stirring often; then add half an ounce of sulphate of zinc (white vitrol); continue the boiling for two minutes, then set it off the fire. Take the curd that settles at the bottom of this and apply to the eye at night with a bandage. It will speedily draw out all fever and soreness. Strain the liquid through a cloth and use for bathing the eyes occasionally. This is the best eye-water ever made for man or beast. I have used it for twenty years without knowing it to fail.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, egg, eggs, eye, eye-wash, fever, soreness, sulphate of zinc, white vitriol, whitehouse, zinc sulphate | Comment (0)
Break in pieces three or four hard crackers that are baked quite brown, and let them boil fifteen minutes in one quart of water; then remove from the fire, let them stand three or four minutes, strain off the liquor through a fine wire sieve, and season it with sugar.
This is a nourishing beverage for infants that are teething, and with the addition of a little wine and nutmeg, is often prescribed for invalids recovering from a fever.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: beverage, cracker, crackers, fever, infant, infants, nourishing, nutmeg, panada, sugar, teething, whitehouse, wine | Comment (0)
Take a quarter of an ounce of bruised cinnamon, half a nutmeg, (grated), and ten bruised cloves ; infuse them in half a pint of boiling water for an hour, strain, and add half an ounce of white sugar. Pour the whole into a pint of hot port or sherry wine. This is a good cordial and restorative in the low stages of fever, or in the debility of convalescence from fevers.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cinnamon, cloves, convalescence, cordial, fever, housekeeper, mulled wine, nutmeg, port, restorative, sherry, sugar, wine | Comment (0)
Toast thoroughly a slice of stale bread, put it in a jug, and pour over it a quart of water which has been boiled and cooled, and in two hours decant ; a small piece of orange or lemon peel put into the jug with the bread improves the flavor greatly. This forms a good drink in febrile afflictions.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bread, febrile, fever, housekeeper, lemon, orange, peel, toast | Comment (0)
One cupful of boiling water, one scant tablespoonful of arrowroot, mixed with a little cold water, one tablespoonful of sugar, a pinch of salt, one tablespoonful of brandy, or three tablespoonfuls of wine. Excellent for a sick person without fever.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: arrowroot, brandy, fever, jelly, sugar, whitehouse, wine | Comment (0)
Upon an ounce of unbruised flax-seed and a little pulverized liquorice-root pour a pint of boiling (soft or rain) water, and place the vessel containing these ingredients near, but not on, the fire for four hours. Strain through a linen cloth. Make it fresh every day. An excellent drink in fever accompanied by a cough.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cough, fever, flax, flaxseed, licorice, linen, liquorice, tea, water, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Barley is excellent food for the anæmic and nervous on account of its richness in iron and phosphoric acid. It is also useful in fevers and all inflammatory diseases, on account of its soothing properties. From the earliest times barley water has been the recognised drink of the sick.
Source: Food Remedies: Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses, Florence DanielFiled under Ingredient | Tags: anaemia, barley, barley water, blood, daniel, fever, inflammation, iron, phosphoric acid, soothing | Comment (0)
Boil a handful of Rue and Wormwood in water; foment the belly with the decoction, and apply the boiled herbs as a poultice; repeat the application night and morning. This frequently brings away worms from children, who will take no internal medicine; and is likewise serviceable if the fever be of the putrid kind.
Source: Primitive Physic: or an easy and natural method of curing most diseases, John Wesley.Filed under Remedy | Tags: decoction, fever, foment, fomentation, poultice, rue, vermifuge, wesley, worm, worms, wormwood | Comment (0)