One ounce oil of wormseed, one ounce of hemlock, one ounce of sassafras, one ounce of cedar, one ounce of red pepper, one ounce gum camphor, three pints of alcohol. This liniment Ls good for man or beast.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, camphor, cedar, gum camphor, hemlock, housekeeper, liniment, pepper, red pepper, sassafras, sprain, sprains, worm seed, wormseed | Comment (0)
Wormwood and Arnica are sometimes applied in poultices. Steep the herbs in half a pint of cold water and when all their virtue is extracted stir in a little bran or rye meal to thicken the liquid; the herbs must not be removed from the liquid.
This is a useful application for sprains and bruises.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: arnica, bran, bruise, bruises, poultice, poultices, rye, rye meal, sprain, sprains, whitehouse, wormwood | Comment (0)
Bruise thoroughly a handful of sage-leaves, and boil them in a gill of vinegar for ten minutes, or until reduced to half the original quantity; apply this in a folded rag to the part affected, and tie it on securely with a bandage.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, francatelli, rag, sage, sprain, sprains, vinegar | Comment (0)
Take one pint of lard-oil; half a pound of stone-pitch; half a pound of resin; half a pound of beeswax, and half a pound of beef-tallow. Boil together for half an hour, skim off the scum, pour the liquid into cups. When needed, it must be spread upon coarse cotton cloth, or kid (the latter is best), and applied to the sprain or bruise. It will give quick relief, as it entirely excludes the air. One or two plasters of it will cure the worst case. It acts like splints on a sprained ankle or wrist. It is also good for cattle, horses, or dogs in all cases of injury.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: ankle, audel, beef-tallow, beeswax, bruise, bruises, cattle, cotton, dog, horse, kid, lard, lard-oil, pitch, plaster, plasters, resin, rosin, splint, splints, sprain, sprains, stone-pitch, tallow, wax, wrist | Comment (0)
Take equal parts of resin and Burgundy pitch, melt in a tin dipper, and when liquid put in a piece of camphor gum as large as an English walnut, and half that, in size, of opium. Stir till all is dissolved, as it will soon be if kept hot, and when none of the gum is visible spread on thin leather or thick drilling. Apply while warm and it will relieve the pain. These are all excellent, tried remedies.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: ache, aches, audel, burgundy pitch, camphor, camphor gum, drilling, joint, joints, leather, opium, pitch, plaster, resin, rheumatism, sprain, sprains, tin | Comment (0)
(Good with friction for rheumatism, sprains, etc.). — One ounce of yellow bar soap, one ounce of boiling water, and three ounces of hot olive-oil, dissolved together ; half an ounce of camphor dissolved in the olive oil; when the above ingredients are well amalgamated, add one quarter ounce of oil of origanum ; half an ounce of spirits of ammonia; thrice the quantity of spirits of wine. Stir until nearly cold, then keep well corked in wide jars.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, camphor, friction, oil of origanum, olive oil, oregano, rheumatism, rubefacient, soap, spirits of ammonia, spirits of wine, sprain, sprains, washington, wine | Comment (0)
Caraway seeds sharpen the vision, promote the secretion of milk, and are good against hysterical affections. They are also useful in cases of colic. When used to flavour cakes the seeds should be pounded in a mortar, especially if children are to partake thereof.
When used medicinally 20 grains of the powdered seeds may be taken in a wineglassful of hot water. But for children half an ounce of the bruised seeds are to be infused in cold water for six hours, and from 1 to 3 teaspoonfuls of this water given.
A poultice of crushed caraway seeds moistened with hot water is good for sprains.
Caraway seeds are narcotic, and should therefore be used with caution.
Source: Food Remedies: Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses, Florence DanielFiled under Ingredient | Tags: cake, caraway, caraway seed, colic, eyes, hysteria, milk, poultice, sprain, sprains, vision | Comment (0)
“Alcohol 1/4 pint.
Turpentine 1/4 pint.
Hartshorn 1/2 ounce.
Oil Origanum 1 ounce.
For sprains and rubbing around sores.”
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: alcohol, hartshorn, oregano, origanum, sprains, turpentine | Comment (0)
“Equal parts of spirits of turpentine and vinegar and the yolk of one egg make a valuable liniment in cases of sprains, bruises and rheumatism poultice. Take common salt, roast it on a hot stove till dry as possible. Take one teaspoonful each of dry salt, venice turpentine and pulverized castile soap. Excellent for felon, apply twice daily until open.” This is a very good liniment and if applied often will draw, which is one of the essential things for a felon.
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: bruise, bruises, egg, felon, liniment, rheumatism, salt, soap, sprains, turpentine, vinegar | Comment (0)
“A poultice of stiff clay and vinegar.” Add enough vinegar to the clay to make a nice moist poultice. The clay is exceptionally good for swellings and sprains.
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: cider vinegar, clay, poultice, sprains, swelling | Comment (0)