Salt wetted into a sort of paste, with a little vinegar, and plastered on the bite, will immediately allay the pain; and if not rubbed, no mark will be seen next day. It is well to keep salt and vinegar always in a chamber that is infested with musquitoes[sic]. It is also good for the sting of a wasp or bee; and for the bite of any venomous animal, if applied immediately. It should be left on till it becomes dry, and then renewed.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: bee, bite, bites, leslie, mosquito, musquito, pain, paste, salt, sting, stings, venom, vinegar, wasp | Comment (0)
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)