One penny’s worth of borax, half a pint of olive oil, one pint of boiling water.
Pour the boiling water over the borax and oil; let it cool; then put the mixture into a bottle. Shake it before using, and apply it with a flannel. Camphor and borax, dissolved in boiling water and left to cool, make a very good wash for the hair; as also does rosemary water mixed with a little borax. After using any of these washes, when the hair becomes thoroughly dry, a little pomatum or oil should be rubbed in to make it smooth and glossy–that is, if one prefers oil on the hair.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, camphor, flannel, hair, olive oil, pomatum, rosemary, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Caused sometimes by bad teeth, but generally by cold or hardened ear wax.
Hold ear over cloth wrung out of hot water, on which are several drops of alcohol. Syringe ear with warm bicarbonate of soda water — 1 tsp. to a cup; or peroxide of hydrogen water — 1 tbsp. to a cup of water.
One drop laudanum, or one drop arnica to three drops very warm olive oil, dropped into ear with a medicine dropper, often relieves pain; or cotton may be saturated with the warm olive oil and placed in the ear and covered with dry cotton. To prevent hardening of wax: keep ear anointed with ordinary red vaseline (unbleached vaseline). For watery discharge of ear, dust with dry boric acid.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, arnica, bicarbonate of soda, boric acid, cold, cotton, ear, ear wax, earache, earwax, fryer, hydrogen peroxide, laudananum, oil, olive oil, peroxide, red vaseline, soda, teeth, tooth, vaseline | Comment (0)
Colic pains in abdomen are generally caused by indigestible food, overeating, constipation, etc.
Give peppermint in hot water; hot-water enema. Keep abdomen warmly wrapped in flannel; use hot-water bottles, or turpentine stupe.
If a child — massage abdomen with warm olive oil.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: abdomen, colic, constipation, enema, flannel, fryer, oil, olive oil, overeating, peppermint, stupe, turpentine, turpentine stupe | Comment (0)
At the first sign of “taking a cold” — use some simple remedy, such as inhaling camphor from time to time for several hours. Dampen the center of a handkerchief in water, and drop on it some spirit of camphor. Eat a sliced onion.
Take two drops of spirit of camphor on a tsp. sugar.
Or, drop five drops camphor in ½ tumbler of water. Take a tsp. every half hour.
Ginger tea is a much valued old-fashioned remedy. Pour boiling water over a tbsp. bruised ginger root. Let stand two hours. The dose is 1 tbsp. every hour or two.
If the “cold” continues, take a laxative, such as castor oil or rhubarb, and follow the dose with a hot foot bath at night and hot lemonade after getting into bed, to induce perspiration. Keep well covered.
If a cough comes with the cold, lemon juice and sugar syrup make a pleasant cough remedy; or molasses-and-vinegar syrup is liked by children. Mix in the proportion of 1 tbsp. vinegar to 2 tbsp. molasses.
Flaxseed tea will sometimes relieve a “tickling” cough. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over 1 tbsp. whole flaxseeds. Stir; let simmer gently one-half hour. Add juice of half a lemon, and sugar if desired. Take a tbsp. as often as wished.
If the chest is sore, rub it with camphorated oil, or ammonia liniment, which is made by shaking together in a bottle 4 tbsp. olive (sweet) oil and 1 tbsp. household ammonia. This hardens upon standing a few days — so it is best made as needed.
All these are simple home remedies, but if a cold is severe, see a doctor. A neglected cold is dangerous.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, ammonia liniment, camphor, camphorated oil, castor oil, chest, cold, colds, cough, coughs, feet, flaxseed, flaxseed tea, foot, foot bath, fryer, ginger, ginger tea, hot lemonade, laxative, lemon, lemon juice, lemonade, molasses, oil, olive oil, onion, rhubarb, spirit of camphor, sugar, sweet oil, vinegar | Comment (0)
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)