If you wish it to produce irritation immediately, mix some flour and water together quite stiff, spread this on your cloth and then sprinkle dry mustard on it quite thick, place a thin cloth over this and dampen with hot water. If you do not wish to raise a blister, mix the mustard up with the white of an egg and a little water. A poultice made in this way may be kept on an indefinite time without raising a blister.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: blister, egg, egg white, flour, housekeeper, irritation, mustard, mustard plaster, plaster, poultice | Comment (0)
Put a table-spoonful of linseed into a clean earthen pot or pipkin with a quart of water, and a little orange or lemon rind; boil this gently for about ten minutes, and then strain it through muslin into a jug; sweeten with honey or sugar, add the juice of a lemon, stir all together, and give this beverage to allay irritation of the chest and lungs—in the latter case, the lemon juice had better be omitted. Linseed tea in its purest form is an excellent accessory in aiding to relieve such as are afflicted with gout, gravel, etc.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, flax, flaxseed, francatelli, gout, gravel, honey, irritation, lemon, lemon juice, linseed, lungs, muslin, orange, pipkin, rind, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
A delicate and effective preparation for rough skins, eruptive diseases, cuts or ulcers, is found in a mixture of one ounce of glycerine, half an ounce of rosemary-water, and twenty drops of carbolic acid. In those dreaded irritations of the skin, occurring in summer, such as hives or prickly heat, this wash gives soothing relief. A solution of this acid, say fifty drops to an ounce of the glycerine, applied at night, forms a protection from mosquitoes. Use the pure crystallized form: it is far less overpowering in its fragrance than the common sort, Those who dislike it too much to use at night, will find the sting of the bites almost miraculously cured, and the blotches removed by touching them with the mixture in the morning. Babies and children should be touched with it in a reduced form. Two or three drops of otter of roses in the preparation will improve the smell so as to render it tolerable to human beings though not so to mosquitoes.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of roses, bite, bites, carbolic acid, cut, glycerin, glycerine, hives, housekeeper, irritation, mosquito bite, mosquitoes, otter of roses, prickly heat, rosemary, rosemary water, roses, rough skin, skin, sting, ulcer | Comment (0)
“Wash parts well with boracic acid water, then dust with fuller’s earth,” The boracic water is cleansing and fuller’s earth is very healing. This is a very simple but
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: boracic acid, chafing, fullers earth, irritation, skin | Comment (0)
“Burn common wheat flour until brown. Tie in rag and dust chafed parts.”
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Unsalted butter 1 lb; Burgundy pitch 2 oz; spirits of turpentine 2 oz; red-precipitate, pulverized, 1 1/4 ozs; melt the pitch and add the butter, stirring well togethe; then remove from the fire, and when a little cool add the spirits of turpentine, and lastly the precipitate, and stir until cold.
This will cure all cases of psora, usually called “The Itch”, and many other skin eruptions, as pimples, blotches, &c.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: blotches, butter, irritation, itch, ointment, pimples, pitch, psoriasis, skin, turpentine | Comment (0)
“A mixture composed of ten grains of sulphate of zinc, half teaspoonful of borax, and about four ounces of rose water. This is very good to inject into the nostrils if there is much irritation of eyes and nostrils.”
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: borax, eyes, hay fever, irritation, nose, nostrils, rose water, zinc | Comment (0)
An ingredient or mixture that is said to be demulcent is one which forms a film over a mucous membrane, usually to soothe it or to relieve irritation. Such ingredients or mixtures are often found in cough syrups, for instance.Filed under Definition | Tags: coating, cough, demulcent, irritation, mucous membrane, syrup | Comment (0)