Pain, Vinegar and Pepper for

June 16th, 2008

“Hot flannel cloths wrung from vinegar, to which a pinch of cayenne pepper has been added, applied hot to any part of the body, will relieve pain.” This is very good. This remedy is always at hand and can be prepared quickly. It will most always give relief.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

News: ‘Let Me Take Your Pain Away’ in Iran

February 21st, 2008

“What Are the Traditional and Modern Remedies for Pain Relief in Iran?

“Dardat be joonem,” the saying goes in Iran — let me take away your pain.

It’s more often said between family and friends, but the phrase isn’t far from the work of Dr. Mohammad Sharify, head of the Iranian Pain Society.”

Full story: ABC News, 20th February 2008

For Rheumatism, Lumbago, Pains, Bruises and Bites of Insects

January 3rd, 2008

One raw egg, well beaten; half a pint of vinegar; one ounce of spirits of turpentine; a quarter of an ounce of spirits of wine; a quarter of an ounce of camphor. These ingredients to be beaten well together, then put in a bottle and shaken for ten minutes, after which, to be corked down tightly to exclude the air. In half an hour it is fit for use.

Directions: To be well rubbed in, two, three or four times a day. For rheumatism in the head, to be rubbed at the back of the neck and behind the ears.

Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.