Take equal quantities of camomile flowers, elecampane, life-everlasting, mullen, a few races of ginger, and as much fat lightwood splinters as camomile. Boil to a strong tea; strain it, and add enough honey and sugar mixed in equal quantities; boil down to a syrup; add enough good apple vinegar to give a pleasant acid taste. Pills made of fresh tar, brown sugar, and the yolk of an egg,
are good for a cough. Pills of fresh rosin taken from the pine tree are also good.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple, apple vinegar, camomile, chamomile, cough, coughs, egg, egg yolk, elecampane, ginger, hill, honey, life-everlasting, lightwood, mullein, mullen, pine, resin, rosin, sugar, tar, tea, throat, vinegar, yolk | Comment (0)
An intelligent farmer has observed, that the best remedy he ever tried in his family for a cough or cold, was a decoction of the leaves of the pine-tree, sweetened with loaf sugar, to be freely drank warm when going to bed at night, and cold throughout the day.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: cold, cough, decoction, leaves, loaf-sugar, lungs, pine, prescott, sugar, throat | Comment (0)
Smoke in a common clean pipe equal quantities of ground coffee and rich pine saw-dust. My husband finds almost instant relief when his throat and lungs are sore. Swallow all the smoke you can.
Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, cough, coughs, lungs, owens, pine, pipe, sawdust, smoke, throat | Comment (0)
Digest half an ounce of pine tar in a pint of water for forty-eight hours, stirring occasionally; filter, and put with the other fluid, then add one pint of bay rum, one ounce each of cologne and tincture of cantharides, two ounces of glycerin and ten ounces of distilled water. Apply daily, using a tonic brush.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: cantharides, cologne, glycerin, glycerine, hair, head, pine, pine tar, rum, tar, tonic | Comment (0)
“This may be relieved by sitting over the steam of a strong decoction of tansy, wormwood, and yarrow, and fomenting the abdomen with the same. Then take the following in wineglassful doses:– One ounce each of ground pine, southern wood, tansy, catnip and germander, simmering in two quarts of water down to three pints and pour boiling hot on one ounce of pennyroyal herb, strain when cold and take as per dose above.”
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: catnip, decoction, fomentation, germander, menstruation, pennyroyal, pine, southern wood, tansy, tonic, wormwood, yarrow | Comment (0)
“Modern medicine could be spelled m-i-r-a-c-l-e, and I wouldn’t object. It seems that even as more and more unbelievable strides are made, the gains come even faster and faster.
I still marvel at the progress of medicine even in my lifetime. When I was a kid, medicine had not stumbled much beyond home remedies, some of which worked, and some didn’t.”
Full story: Beaumont Journal, 13th February 2008Filed under News | Tags: asthma, cobweb, cold, croup, feet, ginger, headache, honey, lard, News, pine, potato, salt, smoke, soot, spider web, sugar, turpentine, vinegar, whisky | Comment (0)
Take a quart of gin, put into it one handful of the white buds of the common pine; shake it frequently, and take half a wine glassful at a time, twice a day, about an hour before a meal, and occasionally eat a little brown mustard seed; this should be persevered in, and has been known to afford great relief, in two obstinate cases.
Source: Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers, Elizabeth E. LeaFiled under Remedy | Tags: dropsy, gin, mustard seed, pine | Comment (0)