Boil up in any iron vessel of sufficient capacity, (say four or six quarts,) enough yellow dock root to make a strong liquor. When sufficiently boiled, and while the liquor is as hot as can be borne by the hand, cover the kettle with a flannel cloth to keep in the heat and steam, hold the hand or finger affected under the cloth, and in the steam, and in five minutes the pain will cease. If it should return, heat the liquor, and do as before.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: dock, felon, finger, fingers, hand, hands, housekeeper, iron, kettle, yellow dock, yellow dock root | Comment (0)
To give a fine color to the nails, the hands and fingers must be well lathered and washed with fine soap; then the nails must be rubbed with equal parts of cinnebar and emery, followed by oil of bitter almonds. To take white spots from the nails, melt equal parts of pitch and turpentine in a small cup; add to it vinegar and powdered sulphur. Rub this on the nails and the spots will soon disappear.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bitter almond, cinnebar, emery, finger, fingers, hand, hands, nail, nails, oil of bitter almond, pitch, soap, sulfur, sulphur, turpentine, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Chilblains are the result of too rapid warming of cold parts, generally feet or fingers. Sometimes for years after being frost-bitten, exposure to severe cold will produce itching and burning, and perhaps swelling and ulcers.
Rub with turpentine or alcohol. The rubbing in itself is excellent. See doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, burning, chilblain, chilblains, cold, feet, finger, fingers, foot, frost, frostbite, fryer, hand, hands, itching, rub, rubbing, swelling, turpentine, ulcer, ulcers | Comment (0)
To remove the hard callous horny warts which sometimes appear on the hands of children, touch the wart carefully with a new pen dipped slightly in aqua-fortis. It will give no pain; and after repeating it a few times, the wart will be found so loose as to come off by rubbing it with the finger.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: aqua fortis, child, children, finger, hand, hands, leslie, pen, wart, warts | Comment (0)
Take common rock salt, as used for salting down pork or beef, dry in an oven, then pound it fine and mix with spirits of turpentine in equal parts; put it in a rag and wrap it around the parts affected; as it gets dry put on more, and in twenty-four hours you are cured. The felon will be dead.
Or purchase the herb of stramonium at the druggist’s; steep it and bind it on the felon; as soon as cold, put on new, warm herbs. It will soon kill it, in a few hours at least.
Or saturate a bit or grated wild turnip, the size of a bean, with spirits of turpentine, and apply it to the affected part. It relieves the pain at once; in twelve hours there will be a hole to the bone, and the felon destroyed; then apply healing salve, and the finger is well.
Another Way to Cure a Felon: Fill a tumbler with equal parts of fine salt and ice; mix well. Sink the finger in the centre, allow it to remain until it is nearly frozen and numb; then withdraw it, and when sensation is restored, renew the operation four or five times, when it will be found the disease is destroyed. This must be done before pus is formed.
A simple remedy for felons, relieving pain at once, no poulticing, no cutting, no “holes to the bone,” no necessity for healing salve, but simple oil of cedar applied a few times at the commencement of the felon, and the work is done.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cedar, felon, felons, finger, fingers, hand, hands, herb, ice, oil of cedar, rag, salt, salve, spirits of turpentine, stramonium, turnip, turpentine, whitehouse, wild turnip | Comment (0)
If you have the appearance of a felon coming, put some hardwood ashes in an old tin cup, pour over them warm water, immerse the end of the sore finger in the ashes, set the dish on some live coals or on top of the stove, keeping the finger in as long as you can, and soak it several times a day. If taken in time, it generally prevents a felon from coming if the finger is wet with it often.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: ash, audel, coals, felon, finger, hand, hardwood | Comment (0)
Use thinly-made mustard. With the top of the finger rub this semi-liquid first outside the sore, then over it, always rubbing in a circle and gently, and for a few seconds only. Repeat twice a day while necessary. For a child it is a painful cure; but a grown-up person will not mind a few hours’ smarting, and will find the cure rapid and effectual.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, finger, mustard, ringworm, skin, sore | Comment (0)
“A heaping teaspoonful of powdered alum, placed in a teacup of water will stop the flow of blood in ordinary wounds, where no large artery has been cut. This will be found very beneficial for children, when their finger has been cut and bleeding badly.” Alum is something that should always be kept in the home, using it in a case of emergency when there is no time to run to the drug store.
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: alum, bleeding, cut, cuts, finger, wound | Comment (0)