Bowels, Pain In

April 30th, 2022

To relieve an attack of this complaint take a teaspoonful of spirit of nutmeg, and a like quantity of spirit of ginger in water, and apply hot fomentations sprinkled with turpentine.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Dock Ointment

April 26th, 2022

A favourite country remedy of great value in the treatment of skin diseases. Clean and bruise half-a-pound of common yellow dock root, simmer for two hours in three gills of water, strain and evaporate to half a tea-cupful. Add gradually six ounces of prepared lard and an ounce of yellow wax, which have been previously melted together. Stir the whole till cold, and apply freely.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Indigestion

April 14th, 2022

Indigestion is a breeder of disease, but may be cured by mixing one drachm of powdered colomba root, one drachm of ground ginger, and half a drachm of carbonate of soda; this divide into twelve powders, and take one in a little milk three times a day; or, one ounce of colomba root to a pint of boiling water is a most excellent and cheap remedy for indigestion. Take a wineglassful three times a day. Tried with every satisfaction.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Pains in the Back

January 12th, 2022

For pains in the back, take from fifteen to twenty drops of oil of turpentine in a little peppermint; or flannels wrung out in hot water and sprinkled with turpentine and applied give immediate relief.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Perspiring Feet

January 6th, 2022

If the feet perspire, add a few drops of ammonia to the water when bathing them, and bathe them often. The unpleasant odour from perspiring feet may be prevented by sprinkling oatmeal in the socks, as used in the army; or, sprinkle bran in the socks frequently. Try either with good effect.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

For a Bleeding Nose

December 31st, 2021

An effectual means of stopping bleeding of the nose is to move the jaws up and down as if going through the process of mastication. If the patient is a child put some paper in his mouth and tell him to chew it thoroughly. This method is ridiculously simple, yet it has never been known to fail in the most aggravated cases.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Colds on the Chest

December 25th, 2021

In the treatment of ordinary colds few remedies are more efficacious than turpentine. It should be mixed with lard and sweet oil in equal proportions and spread upon flannel that has been dipped in very hot water; it should then be placed on the patient’s chest in the form of a plaster.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Agrimony

December 23rd, 2021

Agrimony, used freely in the manner of tea, will cure an ulcerated mouth, and is good for liver and kidney complaints. 1 ounce to a pint of boiling water. Dose, a wine-glassful three times a day.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Kidney, Stone In The

December 17th, 2021

When there is much pain take from five to fifteen drops of tincture of henbane in a little water three times a day. Live chiefly on milk and soda.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray

Boils

December 13th, 2021

One or two tablespoonsful of brewers’ yeast taken daily is an old-fashioned, but useful remedy.

Source: Fray’s Golden Recipes for the use of all ages, E. Fray