Put into a wide-mouthed bottle four ounces of the best olive oil, with one ounce of the small parts of alkanet root. Stop up the bottle, and set it in the sun, (shaking it often,) till you find the liquid of a beautiful crimson. Then strain off the oil very clear from the alkanet root, put it into an earthen pipkin, and add to it an ounce of white wax, and an ounce and a half of the best mutton suet, which has been previously clarified, or boiled and skimmed. Set the mixture on the embers of coals, and melt it slowly: stirring it well. After it has simmered slowly far a little while, take it off; and while still hot, mix with it a few drops of oil of roses, or of oil of neroli, or tincture of musk.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: alkanet, alkanet root, leslie, musk, mutton suet, neroli, oil of neroli, oil of roses, olive oil, pipkin, roses, suet, tincture of musk, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
One ounce of camphor, four ounces olive oil. Dissolve the gum in the oil and add one quarter of an ounce of chloroform. Shake well and apply to affected parts. This is for external use only.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, chloroform, civic, linament, liniment, oil, olive oil | Comment (0)
Best oil of Lucca, gum camphor. Pound some gum camphor and fill a wide-necked pint bottle one-third full; fill up with olive oil and set away until the camphor is absorbed. Excellent lotion for sore chest, sore throat, aching limbs, etc.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: ache, aching limbs, camphor, chest, gum camphor, limbs, lotion, oil. oil of lucca, olive, olive oil, sore, sore chest, sore throat, throat, whitehouse | Comment (0)
One pint of olive oil, 1 ounce of gum camphor (pulverized), 2 ounces of white wax. Pour the olive oil into a covered vessel, place it over the fire, add the gum camphor and let slowly boil until the camphor is all dissolved, then add the wax, stirring thoroughly, until melted. Pour the contents of the vessel into glass jars and screw the tops firmly down. Keep in a dark place. This salve is to be used as a plaster over the throat and chest. In my own experience I have found it to be a most excellent remedy for croup. It is also very good for asthma.
Source: Tested Recipe Cook Book, Mrs H.L. WilsonFiled under Remedy | Tags: asthma, camphor, chest, croup, gum camphor, oil, olive oil, plaster, throat, wax, white wax, wilson | Comment (0)
- Olive oil, two ounces ;
- Camphor, half an ounce.
Mix them so that the camphor may be dissolved.
This is a simple solution of camphor in fixed oil, and is an excellent application to local pains from whatever cause, and to glandular swellings.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphorated oil, edinburgh, glands, oil, oleum camphoratum, olive oil, pain, swelling, swellings | Comment (0)
A dessert spoonful of olive oil every four hours, and an opium pill between, this is the quantity for an adult, of course it must be much less for a child.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowels, diarrhea, diarrhoea, dysentery, housekeeper, oil, olive oil, opium, stomach | Comment (0)
One ounce of tincture of cantharides, one ounce of spirits of rosemary, four ounces of olive oil. Well shake every time it is used, and rub a small quantity on the skin of the head every evening before going to bed, and in the morning, after the head has been well washed with cold water, and dried.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, baldness, cantharides, hair, hair care, olive oil, restorer, rosemary, scalp | Comment (0)
(Good with friction for rheumatism, sprains, etc.). — One ounce of yellow bar soap, one ounce of boiling water, and three ounces of hot olive-oil, dissolved together ; half an ounce of camphor dissolved in the olive oil; when the above ingredients are well amalgamated, add one quarter ounce of oil of origanum ; half an ounce of spirits of ammonia; thrice the quantity of spirits of wine. Stir until nearly cold, then keep well corked in wide jars.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, camphor, friction, oil of origanum, olive oil, oregano, rheumatism, rubefacient, soap, spirits of ammonia, spirits of wine, sprain, sprains, washington, wine | Comment (0)
There are various ways of treating earache: the most old fashioned are the appliance of a roasted onion, or a hot bag of salt to the ear, and putting in the ear a small piece of cotton wet with camphorated oil, or simple olive-oil with a drop of chloroform; better still, to puff tobacco smoke into the ear. This remedy is very soothing and effective.
Or, take a small wax taper, pare one end quite small, envelop it in a dry linen rag, insert it into the ear; then light the taper. Odd as this remedy may seem, it is wonderfully rapid and effective; it is practised by all Italian sailors and fishermen.
In Kentucky, a cockroach is drowned in whiskey, then wrapped in hot cotton, and applied to the ear.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphorated oil, chloroform, cockroach, cockroaches, cotton, ear, earache, ears, linen, olive, olive oil, onion, salt, smoke, tobacco, washington, wax, whiskey | Comment (0)
Take equal parts of pure olive oil, honey and Jamaica rum; mix well together. For an adult, one tablespoon three times a day; for a child three months old, from ten to fifteen drops — increase the dose according to age of child. If the cough is very severe, take the preparation when inclined to cough, always shaking well before using.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cough, honey, jamaica rum, kansas, loss of voice, oil, olive oil, rum, sore throat, throat, voice | Comment (0)