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)
Oil of lavender two drachms, oil of rosemary one drachm and a half, orange, lemon and bergamot, one drachm each of the oil; also two drachms of the essence of musk, attar of rose ten drops, and a pint of proof spirit. Shake all together thoroughly three times a day for a week.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of rose, bergamot, cologne, cologne water, essence of musk, lavender, lemon, musk, orange, perfume, proof spirit, rose, rosemary, spirit, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A fine cologne is prepared from -one gallon of deoderized alcohol, to it add one ounce of oil of lavender, one ounce of oil of orange, two drachms of oil of cedrat, one drachm of oil of neroli, or orange flowers, one drachm of oil of rose, and one drachm of ambergris. Mix well, and keep for three weeks in a cool place.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ambergris, cedrat, cologne, deodorized alcohol, housekeeper, lavender, neroli, oil of cedrat, oil of lavender, oil of neroli, oil of orange, oil of rose, orange, orange flower, orange flowers, rose | Comment (0)
Take an orange cut off the top press out the juice as near as you can then put into it half a spoonfull of oyle of bays of the juice of rue and wormwood of each half a spoonfull powder of 4 or 5 lupins dry’d with as much treacle as will fill an ordinary thimble then stop the hole with the piece you cut off tye it up close and fast that nothing get out or in, then Seeth it well and when it is cold anoynt the navell, nostrells, pulses and temples of the party therewith troubled with the Stuff it paseth all other medecins for ye worms what ever.
Source: A Book of Simples, H.W. LewerFiled under Remedy | Tags: bay, bay oil. rue, lewer, lupin, lupins, navel, nostrils, orange, pulse, temple, thimble, treacle, vermifuge, worm, worms, wormwood | Comment (0)
Melt together two ounces of oil of almonds, and one drachm each of white wax and spermaceti ; while warm add two ounces of rose-water, and orange flower water half an ounce. Nothing better than this will be found in the range of toilet salves.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: almonds, cold cream, cream, face, hands, housekeeper, oil of almonds, orange, orange flower water, rose, rose water, salve, skin, spermaceti, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
Dissolve a slightly heaping tablespoonful of Epsom salts in a pint of imported orange flower water (Chiris de Grasse), and add to it one tablespoonful of witch hazel. Apply with a soft linen cloth. Very refreshing in warm weather and an excellent remedy for oiliness of the skin.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: cloth, complexion, dwight, epsom salts, face, linen, oiliness, orange, orange flower, orange flower water, skin, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Put a table-spoonful of linseed into a clean earthen pot or pipkin with a quart of water, and a little orange or lemon rind; boil this gently for about ten minutes, and then strain it through muslin into a jug; sweeten with honey or sugar, add the juice of a lemon, stir all together, and give this beverage to allay irritation of the chest and lungs—in the latter case, the lemon juice had better be omitted. Linseed tea in its purest form is an excellent accessory in aiding to relieve such as are afflicted with gout, gravel, etc.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, flax, flaxseed, francatelli, gout, gravel, honey, irritation, lemon, lemon juice, linseed, lungs, muslin, orange, pipkin, rind, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
Borax has proved a most effective remedy in certain forms of colds. In sudden hoarseness or loss of voice in public speakers or singers, from colds, relief for an hour or so may be obtained by slowly dissolving, and partially swallowing, a lump of borax the size of a garden pea, or about three or four grains held in the mouth for ten or fifteen minutes before speaking or singing. This produces a profuse secretion of saliva or “watering” of the mouth and throat, just as wetting brings back the missing notes to a flute when it is too dry.
A flannel dipped in boiling water and sprinkled with turpentine, laid on chest as quickly as possible, will relieve the most severe cold or hoarseness.
Another simple, pleasant remedy is furnished by beating up the white of one egg, adding to it the juice of one lemon, and sweetening with white sugar to taste. Take a teaspoonful from time to time. It has been known to effectually cure the ailment.
Or bake a lemon or sour orange twenty minutes in a moderate oven. When done, open at one end and take out the inside. Sweeten with sugar or molasses. This is an excellent remedy for hoarseness.
An old time and good way to relieve a cold is to go to bed and stay there, drinking nothing, not even water, for twenty-four hours, and eating as little as possible. Or go to bed, put your feet in hot mustard and water, put a bran or oatmeal poultice on the chest, take ten grains of Dover’s powder, and an hour afterwards a pint of hot gruel; in the morning, rub the body all over with a coarse towel, and take a dose of aperient medicine.
Violet, pennyroyal or boneset tea, is excellent to promote perspiration in case of sudden chill. Care should be taken next day not to get chilled by exposure to fresh out-door air.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: aperient, boneset, borax, bran, chill, colds, dover's powder, egg, egg white, flannel, gruel, hoarseness, lemon, molasses, mustard, oatmeal, orange, oven, pennyroyal, perspiration, poultice, sour orange, sugar, throat, turpentine, violet, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A distinguished physician once said that if his patients would make a practice of eating a couple of good oranges every morning before breakfast, from February until June, his practice would be gone. The medicinal effect of pure fruit acids is excellent upon the physical system.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Ingredient, Remedy | Tags: fruit, fruit acid, housekeeper, orange, oranges | Comment (0)
Take two oranges, and pare them very thin; then chop the peel as fine as suet, to which put two quarts of cold water, and simmer them till reduced to a pint and a half. Strain and bottle it. Of this mixture take, for three successive mornings, half a pint, which will perfectly cure the patient.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: auden, jaundice, orange, peel, suet | Comment (0)