For Sore Nipples

September 9th, 2016

Put one teaspoon of quince seed into a fourth of a glass of brandy. Let it stand a few hours till it forms a mucilage; then rub it on. It is very soothing and heals by using a few times.

Source: 76: A Cook Book

Quince Water

March 11th, 2016

Peel and cut up into quarters two large quinces; pour over them one quart and a half of boiling water ; let it stand all night, then drain, and sweeten. This is very good for colds.

Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs Washington

Curling Fluid

December 18th, 2015

A curling fluid which is easily prepared may be made of quince seeds and hot water. Pour a pint of hot water over about three teaspoonfuls of seeds and allow it to stand for several hours. Later it may be thinned by water or cologne. About two tablespoonfuls of cologne will suffice. Moisten the hair with this fluid before curling.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

Chapped Hands, Quince Seed Cream for

March 14th, 2008

“Soak one teaspoonful of quince seeds in one cup warm water over night. Strain through a cloth and add one ounce glycerin, five cents’ worth bay rum, and perfume if you choose.”

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

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    NOTE: these remedies are listed only for information and/or amusement. They are not to be construed as medical advice of any type, nor are they recommended for use. Consult your doctor or other medical professional for any medical advice you require.