It is hard to embroider if hands are rough, as most women know. Let them try rubbing the hands with the finest sand paper, and they will find that the embroidery silks will not stick to the fingers.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, finger, fingers, hand, hands, rough, rough skin, sand, sand paper, sandpaper, skin | Comment (0)
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)
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)
Warts, like chilblains, are too well known to require description. They chiefly attack the hands, and particularly the fingers, but sometimes occur on other portions of the body. They may be removed by rubbing or moistening their extremities every day, or every other day, with lunar caustic, nitric acid, concentrated acetic acid, or aromatic vinegar, care being taken not to wash the hands for some hours after. The first is an extremely convenient and manageable substance, from not being liable to drop or spread; but it produces a black stain, which remains till the cauterized surface peels off. The second produces a yellow stain, in depth proportioned to the strength of the acid employed. This also wears off after the lapse of a few days. The others scarcely discolor the skin.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: acetic acid, fingers, hands, ladies-book, lunar caustic, nitric acid, skin, vinegar, warts | Comment (0)