Tincture of arnica or witch hazel applied to a bump on the head or a bruise where the skin is not broken brings relief from pain and often prevents inflammation and bad swellings.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: arnica, bruise, bruises, civic, inflammation, pain, skin, swelling, swellings, tincture, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Take two or three large handfuls of the fresh-gathered leaves of the Jamestown weed, (called Apple Peru in New England,) and pound it in a mortar till you have extracted the juice. Then put the juice into a tin sauce-pan, mixed with sufficient lard to make a thick salve. Stew them together ten or fifteen minutes, and then pour the mixture into gallipots and cover it closely. It is excellent to rub on chilblains, and other inflammatory external swellings, applying it several times a day.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple peru, chilblains, gallipots, green, green ointment, inflammation, jamestown, jamestown weed, lard, leslie, mortar, ointment, salve, swelling, swellings, weed | Comment (0)
- Olive oil, two ounces ;
- Camphor, half an ounce.
Mix them so that the camphor may be dissolved.
This is a simple solution of camphor in fixed oil, and is an excellent application to local pains from whatever cause, and to glandular swellings.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphorated oil, edinburgh, glands, oil, oleum camphoratum, olive oil, pain, swelling, swellings | Comment (0)