Take finely powdered nitre (saltpetre), and apply it to the freckles by the finger moistened with water and dipped in the powder. When perfectly done, and judiciously repeated, it will remove them effectually without trouble. Rough skins from exposure to the wind in riding, rowing or yachting trouble many ladies who will be glad to know that an application of cold cream or glycerine at night, washed off with fine carbolic soap in the morning, will render them presentable at the breakfast-table. Another method is to rub the face, throat and arms well with cold cream or pure almond oil before going out. With this precaution one may come home from a berry party, or a sail without a trace of that ginger-bread effect too apt to follow these pleasures.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: almond oil, carbolic soap, cold cream, face, freckle, freckles, glycerin, glycerine, housekeeper, nitre, saltpetre, skin, soap | Comment (0)
Gargle with borax and alum, dissolved in water. Take equal parts of saltpetre and loaf sugar pulverized together; place upon the tongue, and let it trickle down slowly to the inflamed part. Use this two or three times a day. Rub the glands with a mixture of camphor, cantharides, myrrh, and turpentine. If this fails to reduce the inflammation, put a small blister within an inch of the ears. A gargle with red pepper tea is good. Give cooling medicines. Bathe the feet at night. Avoid taking cold.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, blister, borax, camphor, cantharides, ear, ears, gargle, hill, inflamed, inflammation, loaf-sugar, myrrh, pepper, red pepper, saltpetre, sore throat, tea, throat, turpentine | Comment (0)
Take buttonwood root and make a strong tea of it; to a pint of the tea and a pint of honey, a piece of saltpetre about the size of your thumb; mix all together and boil down to one pint; also add one tablespoon of paregoric.
Source: Tested Recipe Cook Book, Mrs H.L. WilsonFiled under Remedy | Tags: buttonwood, buttonwood root, cough, cough mixture, coughs, honey, paregoric, root, saltpetre, tea, throat, wilson | Comment (0)
Take a portion of the bark of sweet elder, or hops will do; then put it with some sweet cream into a cup, and boil a short time;then put in a lump of saltpetre twice as large as a pear; let it slowly dry away to the consistency of a salve, which apply to the felon. The salt petre is the cure, but the elder bark and sweet cream aid in easing the pain. By putting in enough saltpetre, any felon can be cured in 48 hours, and the pain will cease almost immediately.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, cream, elder, felon, felons, hops, saltpetre, salve, sweet cream, sweet elder | Comment (0)
One-half pint of turpentine, one-half pint of alcohol, one ounce of camphor, one ounce saltpetre, one ounce ammonia, one-eighth of an ounce of cayenne pepper. Shake well before applying.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ammonia, camphor, cayenne pepper, housekeeper, rheumatism, saltpetre, turpentine | Comment (0)
Sufferers from asthma should get a muskrat skin and wear it over their lungs with the fur side next to the body. It will bring certain relief.
Or soak blotting paper in saltpetre water, then dry, burning at night in the patient’s bedroom.
Another excellent recipe: Take powdered liquorice root, powdered elecampane root, powdered anise-seed, each one drachm, powdered ipecac ten grains, powdered lobelia ten grains; add sufficient amount of tar to form into pills of ordinary size. Take three or four pills on going to bed. An excellent remedy for asthma or shortness of breath.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, asthma, blotting paper, breath, breathing, elecampane, ipecac, licorice, liquorice, lobelia, lungs, muskrat, saltpetre, tar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Two ounces of alcohol;
One and a half ounces of glycerine;
One ounce of liverwort;
Three hundred and twenty grains of saltpetre;
Forty drops of wintergreen.
Steep the liverwort in a quart of water down to half the quantity, then throw in the other ingredients while hot. Dose: One tablespoonful about four times a day.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful Information.Filed under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, glicerine, glycerin, kidney, liver, liverwort, saltpetre, wintergreen | Comment (0)
Take saltpetre 1 oz.; putting it into an iron mortar, dropping in a live coal with it, which sets it on fire; stir it around until it all melts down into the solid form, blow out the coals and pulverize it; then taka an equal amount of bi-carbonate of potassia, or saleratus, and dissolve both in soft water 2 oz.
Dose: from 20 to 30 drops, morning and evening, in a swallow of tea made from flax seed, or a solution of gum arabic.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: bicarbonate, bladder, flaxseed, gravel, gum arabic, kidneys, saleratus, saltpetre, stone | Comment (0)
“One ounce of saltpetre to one pint of water. Take one teaspoonful of the above in a large glass of water, about six times daily.” The saltpetre acts on the kidneys, carrying off the impurities in this way. Care should be taken not to continue this treatment too long at a time, as continued use would result in injury to the kidneys.
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: kidneys, rheumatism, saltpetre | Comment (0)