Bitters for Chronic Rheumatism

November 30th, 2008

Prickly-ash berries, spikenard root, yellow poplar and dog-wood barks, of each 1/2 lb; all pulverized and put into a gallon jug, and fill it up with brandy. Dose — A wine-glass of it is to be taken 3 times daily before meals.

Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. Chase

Dysentery, Herb Remedy for

January 26th, 2008

“Take four ounces poplar bark, four ounces bayberry bark and three ounces tormentil root, simmer gently in four quarts of water, down to three, strain and add two pounds granulated sugar; let it come to boiling point, skim and add one-half pound blackberry or peach jelly and one-half pint best brandy. Keep in a cool place, take one-half wineglassful three or four times a day or more often if required.”

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