Put in a vial one drachm of benzoin gum in powder, one drachm nutmeg oil, six drops of orange-blossom tea, or apple blossoms put in half pint of rain-water and boiled down to one teaspoonful and strained, one pint of sherry wine. Bathe the face morning and night; will remove all flesh-worms and freckles, and give a beautiful complexion. Or, put one ounce of powdered gum of benzoin in a pint of whisky; to use, put in water in wash-bowl till it is milky, allowing it to dry without wiping. This is perfectly harmless.
Cream cures sun-burn on some complexions, lemon juice is best on others, and cold water suits still others best.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple, apple blossom, benzoin, benzoin gum, complexion, cream, flesh-worms, freckles, lemon, lemon juice, nutmeg, nutmeg oil, orange, orange-blossom, sherry, sherry wine, skin, sun, sunburn, tea, wash, whisky, whitehouse | Comment (0)
To two quarts of blackberries, add one pound of loaf sugar, half an ounce of nutmegs, half an ounce of ground cinnamon, half an ounce of ground cloves, quarter an ounce ground alspice. Boil the whole together, and when cold add a pint of fourth proof brandy. From a tea-spoonful to a wine-glassful, according to the age of the patient, till relieved. In 1832 this was very successful in cases of the cholera.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: allspice, blackberry, bowel, bowels, brandy, cholera, cinnamon, cloves, diarrhea, diarrhoea, loaf-sugar, nutmeg, prescott, sugar, syrup | Comment (0)
To two quarts of juice add one pound of sugar, one-half ounce of cloves, one-half ounce of cinnamon, one-half ounce of nutmeg. Boil twenty minutes, and when cold add one pint good brandy. This is splendid in cases of dysentery.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: blackberry, brandy, cinnamon, cloves, cordial, diarrhea, diarrhoea, dysentery, housekeeper, nutmeg, sugar | Comment (0)
Beat the whites of two eggs with two spoons of white sugar, a little nutmeg and a cup of warm water; mix well and drink often.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, egg, egg white, hoarse, hoarseness, nutmeg, sore throat, speaking, throat, voice | Comment (0)
Break in pieces three or four hard crackers that are baked quite brown, and let them boil fifteen minutes in one quart of water; then remove from the fire, let them stand three or four minutes, strain off the liquor through a fine wire sieve, and season it with sugar.
This is a nourishing beverage for infants that are teething, and with the addition of a little wine and nutmeg, is often prescribed for invalids recovering from a fever.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: beverage, cracker, crackers, fever, infant, infants, nourishing, nutmeg, panada, sugar, teething, whitehouse, wine | Comment (0)
This recipe comes into notoriety through the efforts of John Vine Hall, who had fallen into such habitual drunkeness that his most earnest efforts to reclaim himself proved unavailing. He sought the advice of an eminent physician who gave him a prescription which he followed for several months, and at the end of that time had lost all desire for liquor.
The recipe is as follows: Five grains of sulphate of iron, ten grains of magnesia, eleven drachms of peppermint water and one drachm of spirits of nutmeg; to be taken twice a day. This preparation acts as a stimulant and tonic and partially supplies the place of the accustomed liquor, and prevents that absolute physical and moral prostration that follows a sudden breaking off from the use of stimulating drinks.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, alcohol, alcoholism, drunk, drunkeness, drunkenness, iron, iron sulphate, liquor, magnesia, nutmeg, peppermint, stimulant, tonic | Comment (0)
Take a quarter of an ounce of bruised cinnamon, half a nutmeg, (grated), and ten bruised cloves ; infuse them in half a pint of boiling water for an hour, strain, and add half an ounce of white sugar. Pour the whole into a pint of hot port or sherry wine. This is a good cordial and restorative in the low stages of fever, or in the debility of convalescence from fevers.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cinnamon, cloves, convalescence, cordial, fever, housekeeper, mulled wine, nutmeg, port, restorative, sherry, sugar, wine | Comment (0)
The medicinal qualities of nutmegs are worthy of considerable attention, on account of their value in the treatment of diarrhea, many cases quickly yielding to the administration of half a drachm
in milk. Sleeplessness may be effectually relieved by them when opium fails and chloral is not advisable. They are also a sedative in delirium tremens, and can be given with safety and marked benefit.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Ingredient | Tags: audel, chloral, delirium, delirium tremens, diarrhea, diarrhoea, ingredient, insomnia, milk, nutmeg, nutmegs, opium, sedative, sleep, sleeplessness | Comment (0)
Take what quantity of Brandy you please, steep a good quantity of the Flowers of Red Poppies therein, which grow amongst the Wheat, having the black bottoms cut off, when they have been steeped long enough, strain them out, and put in new, and so do till the Brandy be very red with them, and let it stand in the Sun all the while they infuse, then put in Nutmegs, Cloves, Ginger and Cinamon, with some fine Sugar, so much as you think fit, and keep it close stopped; this is very good for Surfets, Wind in the Stomach, or any Illness whatever.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: brandy, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, opium, poppy, poppy flower, stomach, sugar, surfeit, wind, wolley | Comment (0)
Into half a glass of port wine stir a teaspoon of starch, sweetened with loaf sugar; grate half a nutmeg in it, and drink three or four times a day.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: diarrhea, diarrhoea, dysentery, kansas, loaf-sugar, nutmeg, port, port wine, starch, sugar | Comment (0)