1st. The use of the tooth-brush night and morning, and, at least, rinsing the mouth after every meal at which animal food is taken. 2nd. Once daily run the brush lightly two or three times over soap, then dip it in salt, and with it clean the teeth, working the brush up and down rather than–or as well as–backwards and forwards. This is a cheap, safe, and effectual dentrifice. 3rd. Eat freely of common cress, the sort used with mustard, under the name of small salad; it must be eaten with salt only. If thus used two or three days in succession it will effectually loosen tartar, even of long standing. The same effect is produced, though perhaps not in an equal degree, by eating strawberries and raspberries, especially the former. A leaf of common green sage rubbed on the teeth is useful both in cleansing and polishing, and probably many other common vegetable productions also.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness, Florence HartleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: cress, hartley, raspberry, sage, salad, salt, soap, strawberriy, tartar, teeth, tooth, toothbrush | Comment (0)
Take one bar of cocoanut soap. Shave into a gallon of rain water. Put on the stove until it comes to a boil; then turn the gas low and let simmer fifteen minutes. Before taking off the stove add ten cents’ worth of cream of tartar.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, cocoanut, coconut, cream of tartar, hair, rain water, shampoo, tartar | Comment (0)
To remove tartar, use a mixture of sal-ammoniac, common salt, and burnt alum, as a tooth powder, with a strong brush ; and if you cannot thus remove the tartar after using the powder twice a day for a few days, apply to the dentist, for an accumulation of tartar is sure to destroy the teeth. This, however, may usually be prevented by an unstimulating diet, abundant exercise in the air, and the use of good water, observing the rules just given.
Source: Health, Disease and Remedy, George MooreFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, moore, sal-ammoniac, salt, tartar, teeth, tooth | Comment (0)
“Ten cents worth of salts, five cents worth of cream of tartar; mix and keep in a closed jar. Take one teaspoonful for three nights, then skip three nights.” This is an old-time remedy known to be especially good, as the salts move the bowels and the cream of tartar acts on the kidneys, carrying off the impurities that should be thrown off from these organs.
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: bowels, circulation, kidneys, obesity, salts, tartar, twitter-archive | Comment (0)
“Take one ounce pink root, and one pint of water. Make a decoction of this by boiling the above to half a pint. Give a teaspoonful three times a day for two days, following this up by a good dose of castor oil or cream of tartar to thoroughly cleanse the system.”
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: castor oil, decoction, pin worm, pink root, tartar, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Put a quarter of a pound of cream of tartar, and a pound of new nails, in a stone jug, with half a gallon of water, let it stand three or four days, occasionally shaking it; take a table spoonful three times a day, on an empty stomach, and half an hour after each dose, take two spoonsful of mustard seed or scraped horse-radish. If the swelling abates, you may take the medicine less frequently, or omit every other day, but do not leave it off until you are entirely cured. After it has stood some time, it becomes stronger, when you may put in more water. This has been highly recommended for the dropsy.
Source: Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers, Elizabeth E. LeaFiled under Remedy | Tags: cream of tartar, dropsy, horseradish, mustard seed, nails, tartar | Comment (0)