Fill with cold water kettles and sauce pans in which they have been cooked adding a tablespoonful of bread soda and the same of ammonia. Let stand on the stove until it boils. Then wash in hot suds and rinse well. A pudding or bean pot, treated in this way, will wash easily. Wood ashes in the water will have the same effect.
Source: Things Mother Used To Make, L.M. GurneyFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, ash, ashes, baking soda, bread soda, gurney, odor, odour, onions, smell, soda, suds, wood ashes | Comment (0)
If you wish for a bright yellow, save your onion skins. They will color white cloth a very bright yellow. This is a good color for braided rugs, such as people used to make.
Source: Things Mother Used To Make, L.M. GurneyFiled under Remedy | Tags: braided, dye, gurney, onion, onion skin, onions, rug, rugs, yellow | Comment (0)
A layer of onions sliced and brown sugar – a teaspoonful of the syrup is a dose. Put upon the chest a plaster of Scotch snuff. Grease a cloth three or four inches long, two or three wide ; sprinkle over it the snuff. Remove the plaster as soon as the stomach becomes nauseated.
The premonitory symptoms of croup are a shrill, sonorous cough, cold hands, and flushed face. The patient is not always sick, and is often gayer than usual. Use without delay a plaster of mustard upon the throat, or apply to the throat a strip of flannel dipped in turpentine or spirits of hartshorn. Give nauseating doses of hive syrup or syrup of squills. When these remedies are used promptly, they usually give relief.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: brown sugar, cough, croup, hartshorn, hill, hive syrup, mustard, onion, onions, plaster, scotch snuff, snuff, spirits of hartshorn, squills, sugar, syrup of squills, turpentine | Comment (0)
Boil three or four onions in one pint of water; brush the frames over with the liquid and no fly will touch them. It will not injure the frames.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, frame, frames, onion, onions, picture, picture frames, wood | Comment (0)
Hair is preserved by onion-juice and brandy, rubbed in well. Or, take one part cantharides powder, to eight of alcohol, carefully mixed; and well rubbed into the roots of the hair.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, bald, baldness, brandy, cantharides, hair, onion, onion juice, onions, prescott, scalp | Comment (0)
Take 18 ounces of perfectly sound onions, and after removing rind make several incisions, but not too deep. Boil together with 13 1/2 ounces of moist sugar and 2 3/4 ounces of honey in 35 ounces of water, for three-quarters of an hour; strain, and fill into bottles for use. Give one tablespoonful of this mixture (slightly warmed) immediately on attack, and then, according to requirement, five to eight half tablespoonfuls daily.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, cold, colds, cough, coughs, honey, onion, onions, sugar, syrup | Comment (0)
Take a large leaf from the horse-radish plant, and cut out the hard fibres that run through the leaf; place it on a hot shovel for a moment to soften it, fold it, and fasten it closely in the hollow of the foot by a cloth bandage.
Burdock leaves, cabbage leaves, and mullein leaves, are used in the same manner, to alleviate pain and promote perspiration.
Garlics are also made for draughts by pounding them, placing them on a hot tin plate for a moment to sweat them, and binding them closely to the hollow of the foot by a cloth bandage.
Draughts of onions, for infants, are made by roasting onions in hot ashes, and, when they are quite soft, peeling off the outside, mashing them, and applying them on a cloth as usual.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, burdock, cabbage, cloth, feet, foot, garlic, horse-radish, horseradish, mullein, onion, onions, pain, perspiration, whitehouse | Comment (0)
For a cold on the chest there is no better specific for most persons than well boiled or roasted onions. They may not agree with every one, but to persons with good digestion they will not only be
found to be a most excellent remedy for a cough, and the clogging of the bronchial tubes which is usually the cause of the cough, but if eaten freely at the outset of a cold, they will break up what promised, from the severity of the attack, to have been a serious one.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, bronchitis, chest, cold, cough, lungs, onion, onions | Comment (0)
In case of small-pox, or any contagious disease, cut up an onion and put it in the sick-room, and replace it every hour with a fresh one.
Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: contagious, disinfectant, onion, onions, owens, smallpox | Comment (0)