Swollen Throat

October 19th, 2015

If the throat becomes badly swollen and very painful, apply a poultice of flaxseed upon which you have poured a little warm lard and laudanum.

Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and Receipts

Tonsilitis, Thyme for

January 19th, 2008

You can make a tea of the common garden thyme and gargle or rinse your mouth and throat with it every half to one hour. This is not only healing and soothing, but it is also antiseptic. This is a constituent of many of the antiseptic preparations.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter

Tonsilitis, Raw Onion and Pork for

January 17th, 2008

“Take a raw onion and some salt pork, chop together, make a poultice on which put a little turpentine and wrap around the throat.” This is a very good remedy and should be used for some time. Change as often as necessary.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter