One teaspoonful of carbolic acid and one pint of rose-water mixed is an excellent remedy for pimples. Bathe the skin thoroughly and often, but do not let the wash get into the eyes.
This wash is soothing to mosquito bites, and irritations of the skin of every nature.
It is advisable, in order to clear the complexion permanently, to cleanse the blood; then the wash would be of advantage.
To obtain a good complexion, a person’s diet should receive the first attention. Greasy food, highly spiced soups, hot bread and butter, meats or game, rich gravies, alcoholic liquors, coffee — all are injurious to the complexion. Strong tea used daily will after a time give the skin the color and appearance of leather. Coffee affects the nerves more, but the skin less, and a healthy nervous system is necessary to beauty. Eating between meals, late suppers, over-eating at meals, eating sweetmeats, candies, etc., all these tend to disorder the blood, producing pimples and blotches.
Washing of the face or skin is another consideration for a good complexion; it should be thoroughly washed in plenty of luke-warm water with some mild soap — then rinsed in clear water well; dry with a thick soft towel. If suds are left or wiped off the skin, the action of the air and sun will tan the surface, and permanently deface the complexion; therefore one should be sure to thoroughly rinse off all soap from the skin to avoid the tanning, which will leave a brown or yellow tinge impossible to efface.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bites, blood, blotches, candies, carbolic acide, coffee, complexion, diet, face, irritation, mosquito, pimple, pimples, rosewater, skin, soap, spot, spots, tan, tea, wash, whitehouse | Comment (0)
At night wrap a cloth wet in alcohol around outside of throat. Gargle with salt and water (1 tsp. to a glass), or borax and water in same proportion, or hot tea, or with the following—
2 tbsp. vinegar,
1 tbsp. salt,
Water to fill a tumbler.
If persistent, see doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, fryer, gargle, salt, sore throat, tea, throat, vinegar | Comment (0)
The poison ivy plant has three leaves in clusters.
Do not scratch. Mop on rash a saturated solution of Epsom salt (as much as can be dissolved in a cup of water); or, wash with saturated solution boric acid. Allow it to dry in the air.
Lime water may be used in place of boric acid.
Wash the affected surface every day, dry and repeat treatment.
Sweet fern tea is very good. Steep the sweet fern in boiling water an hour, and apply to rash.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: boric acid, epsom salt, fryer, itch, itching, ivy, lime water, poison ivy, rash, salt, scratch, skin, sweet fern, sweet fern tea, tea | Comment (0)
Head in upright position. Raise arm on bleeding side. Loosen collar. Apply ice in a cloth to bridge of nose and back of neck. A roll of paper under upper lip. Snuff cold tea up nose, or salt water, 1 tsp. to cup water, or the same of powdered alum.
If bleeding continues, tie a small wad of cotton with thread; dip it into peroxide of hydrogen, and plug nostril by pushing the cotton gently with a pencil. The thread is used to withdraw cotton.
If these means fail, send for doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, arm, beck, bleeding, blood, cloth, collar, cotton, fryer, head, hydrogen peroxide, ice, lip, nose, nose bleed, nosebleed, paper, peroxide, powdered alum, salt, tea | Comment (0)
Use heat. Apply hot-water bags under arms, on thighs and at feet. Give hot foot bath, in which is 1 tbsp. mustard. Rub limbs toward body, to restore circulation. Give hot coffee or tea, or hot lemonade. Wrap in blankets and put to bed. Chills indicate oncoming illness — see doctor!
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: arms, blanket, chill, chills, circulation, coffee, feet, foot, foot bath, fryer, heat, lemonade, mustard, rub, rubbing, tea, thighs | Comment (0)
Usually caused by indigestion, impure water, etc. Home remedies are raw flour and water paste; a raw egg in a cup of hot tea; spiced syrup of rhubarb.
Give a dose of castor oil to clear the digestive tract of the irritating material. If there is much pain, keep abdomen warm with flannel and hot-water bag. If a small child, restrict diet to barley water and white of egg in water.
Give adults milk and other liquid foods. If persistent, see doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: abdomen, barley water, bowel, bowels, castor oil, diarrhea, diarrhoea, egg, egg white, flannel, flour, fryer, indigestion, milk, paste, rhubarb, syrup of rhubarb, tea | Comment (0)
These, as well as all other medicinal herbs, may easily be cultivated in a corner of your garden, when you are so fortunate as to live in a cottage of your own in the country; they are also to be obtained from all herbalists in large towns. Take of balm and burrage a small handful each, put this into a jug, pour in upon the herbs a quart of boiling water, allow the tea to stand for ten minutes, and then strain it off into another jug, and let it become cold. This cooling drink is recommended as a beverage for persons whose system has become heated from any cause.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: balm, balm-tea, borage, burrage, cooling, francatelli, tea | Comment (0)
To half an ounce of lime-flowers, placed in a tea-pot or jug, pour a pint of boiling water, and when the infusion has stood for ten minutes, sweeten with honey or sugar, and drink the tea hot, to assuage the pains in the stomach and chest, arising from indigestion. This beverage may also be successfully administered in attacks of hysteria.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, flower, francatelli, honey, hysteria, hysteric, hysterics, indigestion, lime, lime-flower, stomach, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
Gargle with borax and alum, dissolved in water. Take equal parts of saltpetre and loaf sugar pulverized together; place upon the tongue, and let it trickle down slowly to the inflamed part. Use this two or three times a day. Rub the glands with a mixture of camphor, cantharides, myrrh, and turpentine. If this fails to reduce the inflammation, put a small blister within an inch of the ears. A gargle with red pepper tea is good. Give cooling medicines. Bathe the feet at night. Avoid taking cold.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, blister, borax, camphor, cantharides, ear, ears, gargle, hill, inflamed, inflammation, loaf-sugar, myrrh, pepper, red pepper, saltpetre, sore throat, tea, throat, turpentine | Comment (0)