If a bottle of the oil of pennyroyal is left uncorked in a room at night, not a mosquito, nor any other blood-sucker, will be found there in the morning. Mix potash with powdered meal, and throw it into the rat-holes of a cellar, and the rats will depart. If a rat or a mouse get into your pantry, stuff into its hole a rag saturated with a solution of cayenne pepper, and no rat or mouse will touch the rag for the purpose of opening communication with a depot of supplies.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bat, bats, cayenne, cayenne pepper, meal, mosquito, mosquitoes, mouse, oil of pennyroyal, pennyroyal, potash, rag, rat, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Mix equal parts of red lead, Indian meal and molasses to a paste, put it on iron plates and set it where they congregate.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, cockroach, cockroaches, indian meal, iron, lead, meal, molasses, pest, pests, red lead, vermin | Comment (0)
Boil one handful of dried hops in half a pint of water, until the half pint is reduced to a gill, then stir into it enough Indian meal to thicken it.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: hop, indian meal, meal, poultice, whitehouse | Comment (0)
“Take enough peach tree leaves to mix well with meal and water to the consistency of a poultice.” This poultice should be applied hot, but should only be used in cases where the breast has matter or pus in it.
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: breasts, meal, peach, poultice | Comment (0)