Extract of Malt, for a Cough

February 23rd, 2021

Over 1/2 a bushel of pale ground malt, pour hot (not boiling) water to cover it, let it stand eight and forty hours; drain off the liquor, without squeezing the grains, into a stew-pan large enough to boil quickly, without boiling over. When it begins to thicken, stir, till it is as thick as treacle. A dessert-spoonful three times a day.

Source: The English Housekeeper, Anne Cobbett

Chilblains

February 1st, 2008

Chilblains result mostly from defective circulation and nutrition. Brace up the system by giving a little of the Kepler Cod Oil and Malt after food, in the cold weather, and by clothing warmly. A good lotion is made of liquid parts of tincture of cantharides and soap liniment. This is to be labelled “Poison” and to be applied as often as need be to the parts on a little lint.

Source: Home Notes, January 1895.