Tonsilitis

December 7th, 2021

Apply kerosene freely on the outside of the neck. Also apply it inside with a small syringe, or a swab made by tying a soft bit of cloth on the end of a stick. A piece of smoked bacon tied on the neck when retiring for the night is a good remedy when applied in time.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Constipation

December 3rd, 2021

Chop fine one-half pound of the best prunes and one-half pound of figs. Add one-half ounce of pure senna and enough molasses to make a thick paste. Simmer on the stove about twenty minutes. Take a piece of this paste about the size of a hickory nut. Repeat in four hours if necessary.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

For Hoarseness

November 15th, 2021

Whip the white of a fresh egg to a stiff froth, add the juice of one lemon and sugar to taste. Take frequently in small doses.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

For a Sprain

October 28th, 2021

Cut several mullein stalks into small pieces and boil in one quart of cider vinegar. Apply to the sprain while warm.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Hives

October 6th, 2021

Epsom salts will check bold hives. Dose, two tablespoonfuls. Continue taking one teaspoonful a day until no more hives appear.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Remedy for Consumption

September 26th, 2021

One tablespoonful of tar and the yolks of 3 hen’s eggs beaten well together. Dose, 1 tablespoonful morning, noon and night.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Biliousness

September 14th, 2021

Take the juice of one, two or three lemons, according to appetite, in as much ice water as is pleasant to drink, without sugar, before going to bed at night. In the morning, on rising, or at least one-half hour before breakfast, take the juice of one lemon in a glass of water without sugar. The stomach should not be irritated by eating lemons clear, but they should be properly diluted so as not to burn or draw the throat.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Hives

September 12th, 2021

Take a teaspoonful of flour in a glass of water. This is one dose. Repeat several times a day until relief is obtained. Hives are caused by too much acid in the blood and the flour counteracts this.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Croup

September 8th, 2021

Give equal parts of butter and honey melted together, or lard and sugar, or onion juice and sugar, or equal parts of alum and sugar. If choking is bad give the white of an egg or something to cause vomiting, that the phlegm may be thrown up. Always grease the breast well with lard, and keep covered with flannel. Melt the lard and put it on as hot as can be borne. If nothing else helps, wrap the child in blankets and give hot drinks until sweating is induced, but after this treatment great care must be taken as the patient will take cold very easily.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book

Boils

September 4th, 2021

To draw any gathering, as a boil or carbuncle, apply scraped raw beets as a poultice. Change as often as necessary until the swelling opens.

Source: The Inglenook Cook Book