For the Prevention of Wrinkles

October 17th, 2015

The white of an egg, beaten with five grammes of alum in five grammes of sweet oil, applied as paste to the face on retiring, prevents wrinkles, keeps the flesh from becoming flabby, and is strengthening and softening to the skin.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

Definition: Felon

May 24th, 2015

A felon is an infection within the flesh of the finger. It may be caused by bacteria having entered through a puncture wound.