Give small bits of cracked ice. Soda mint. Lime water.
To crack ice: wrap a piece in a cloth, and hammer.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: cracked ice, fryer, ice, lime, lime water, nausea, sickness, soda, soda mint, stomach | Comment (0)
The poison ivy plant has three leaves in clusters.
Do not scratch. Mop on rash a saturated solution of Epsom salt (as much as can be dissolved in a cup of water); or, wash with saturated solution boric acid. Allow it to dry in the air.
Lime water may be used in place of boric acid.
Wash the affected surface every day, dry and repeat treatment.
Sweet fern tea is very good. Steep the sweet fern in boiling water an hour, and apply to rash.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: boric acid, epsom salt, fryer, itch, itching, ivy, lime water, poison ivy, rash, salt, scratch, skin, sweet fern, sweet fern tea, tea | Comment (0)
Make half a tumbler of strong lime water, let it set a few minutes; then strain the water through a thin muslin to the same quantity of linseed or sweet oil (neat’s or hog’s foot will answer); mix it well, and spread over the burn; wrap over linen cloths. Do not remove the cloth for several days; saturate it frequently with the lime and oil until the inflammation is subdued. Should the odor become offensive, apply cold poultices of the flour of slippery elm; spread over with pulverized charcoal. A plaster of lard and soot is also good for a burn. Heal with any simple salve — a very good one is made by stewing together heart leaves, white lily root, agrimony, a few leaves of the Jamestown weed, and sweet gum. When the strength of the herbs is extracted, strain the water; throw away leaves, etc.; add fresh unsalted butter, and simmer gently until the water has evaporated. Keep this on hand for common sores, in a close-covered box.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: agrimony, burn, burns, butter, charcoal, heart, heart leaves, hill, hog's foot oil, jamestown weed, lard, lime water, linen, linseed, linseed oil, muslin, neat's oil, poultice, salve, skin, slippery elm, soot, sores, sweet gum, sweet oil, weed, white lily, white lily root | Comment (0)
Make a thick paste of molasses and flour, or castile soap and flour, covering the parts so as to entirely exclude the air. For a deep burn, dress daily with lime water and linseed oil, equal parts.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: burn, burns, castile soap, flour, kansas, lime water, linseed, linseed oil, molasses, skin, soap, treacle | Comment (0)
Into a pint of water put two ounces of bicarbonate of soda. Take two tablespoonfuls in the early forenoon, and the same toward night; also drink freely of water through the day. Inflammation of the kidneys has been successfully treated with large doses of lime-water.
Persons troubled with kidney difficulty should abstain from sugar and the things that are converted into sugar in digestion, such as starchy food and sweet vegetables.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bicarbonate of soda, diabetes, gravel, kidney, kidneys, lime water, soda, starch, sugar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Apply black Varnish with a feather, ’till it is well.
Or inner rind of Elder well mixt with fresh butter. When this is bound on with a rag, plunge the part into cold water. This will suspend the pain, till the medicine heals.
Or mix Lime-Water and Sweet Oil, to the thickness of cream, apply it with a feather several times a day. — This is the most effectual application I ever met with.
Or put twenty-five drops of Goullard’s Extract of Lead, to half a pint of Rain Water; dip linen rags in it, and apply them to the part affected. This is particularly serviceable, if the burn is near the eyes.
Source: Primitive Physic: or an easy and natural method of curing most diseases, John Wesley.Filed under Remedy | Tags: burn, butter, elder, extract of lead, lime water, linen, rain water, scald, sweet oil, varnish | Comment (0)
“Put a small shawl over the child’s head to retain steam, then put a small chunk of unslaked lime in a bowl of water under shawl. The steam affords immediate relief, usually, if child inhales it.” This is very good; shawl should cover the child’s head and bowl in which lime is dissolved.
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: breathing, child, children, croup, lime, lime water, steam | Comment (0)
“I know of nothing better than equal parts of sweet oil and lime water.” This is very good and should be applied freely.
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: lime water, scald, scalds, sweet oil | Comment (0)
“One tablespoonful of castor oil. Have used this and found relief.” This remedy gives relief as the castor oil carries off the food that is distressing the stomach. It is well to take two tablespoonfuls of lime-water in a glass of milk three times a day for about a week after the castor oil has operated.
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: castor oil, headache, lime water, stomach | Comment (0)