Make half a tumbler of strong lime water, let it set a few minutes; then strain the water through a thin muslin to the same quantity of linseed or sweet oil (neat’s or hog’s foot will answer); mix it well, and spread over the burn; wrap over linen cloths. Do not remove the cloth for several days; saturate it frequently with the lime and oil until the inflammation is subdued. Should the odor become offensive, apply cold poultices of the flour of slippery elm; spread over with pulverized charcoal. A plaster of lard and soot is also good for a burn. Heal with any simple salve — a very good one is made by stewing together heart leaves, white lily root, agrimony, a few leaves of the Jamestown weed, and sweet gum. When the strength of the herbs is extracted, strain the water; throw away leaves, etc.; add fresh unsalted butter, and simmer gently until the water has evaporated. Keep this on hand for common sores, in a close-covered box.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: agrimony, burn, burns, butter, charcoal, heart, heart leaves, hill, hog's foot oil, jamestown weed, lard, lime water, linen, linseed, linseed oil, muslin, neat's oil, poultice, salve, skin, slippery elm, soot, sores, sweet gum, sweet oil, weed, white lily, white lily root | Comment (0)
Tie up soot and saffron, equal parts, in a cloth to the size of half of a hen’s egg, let it lie in a glass of water over night; in the morning put the yolk of an egg, beaten, into this water and drink it. Do this 3 mornings, skipping 3, until 9 doses have been taken.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: egg, jaundice, saffron, soot | 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)