Pain or Rheumatism, Tansy and Smartweed for

July 25th, 2008

“Boil handful each of tansy and smartweed together till strong tea is made. Dip cloths in the hot tea and apply.” Good local and quieting application.

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

To Promote the Menses, Smartweed for

April 20th, 2008

“Smartweed is good to promote the menses. Always steep in cold water; never boil. Dose.– Two teaspoonsful every hour. Be sure to take warm.”

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