Worm seed, two ounces; valerian, rhubarb, pink root, white agaric, senna, of each one ounce and a half. Boil in sufficient water to yield three quarts of decoction. Now add to it ten drops of the oil of tansy and forty-five drops of the oil of cloves, dissolved in a quart of rectified spirit. Dose: one tablespoonful at night.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: agaric, clove oil, cloves, decoction, oil of cloves, oil of tansy, pink root, rectified spirit, rhubarb, senna, spirit, tansy, tansy oil, valerian, vermifuge, white agaric, whitehouse, worm, worm seed, worms | Comment (0)
“In extreme nervous debility with tendency to fainting fits, use the following:
Spirits of Camphor 1/2 ounce
Aromatic Spirits of Ammonia 1/2 ounce
Spirits of Lavender Compound 1 ounce
Tincture Valerian 1 ounce
Tincture Castor 1 ounce
Dose.– From one to three teaspoonfuls at intervals of from fifteen minutes to three hours, according to urgency of symptoms. This mixture should be kept on hand by all persons subject to fainting fits.”
Spirits of camphor and aromatic spirits of ammonia stimulates the heart, while the tincture of valerian quiets the nervous 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: ammonia, camphor, castor oil, fainting, faintness, fits, heart, lavender, nervousness, twitter-archive, valerian | Comment (0)
“All excitement must be avoided. Where there is organic disease, all that can be done is to mitigate the severity of the symptoms. For this take the following herb tea: One ounce each of marigold flowers, mugwort, motherworth, century dandelion root, put in, two quarts of water and boil down to three pints; pour boiling hot upon one-half ounce of valerian, and one-half ounce of skullcap. Take a wineglassful three times a day. Let the bowels be kept moderately open and live principally upon vegetable diet, with plenty of outdoor exercise.”
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: dandelion, heart, marigold, motherwort, mugworth, palpitations, skullcap, twitter-archive, valerian | Comment (0)
“Home remedies: We asked, and you answered.
It seems every family has one or two favorites. Many of them incorporate vinegar, salt, whiskey, Vicks VapoRub or honey. Some have been passed down for generations.”
Full story: Utica Observer-Dispatch, 7th February 2008Filed under News | Tags: bread, butter, camphor, egg, epsom salts, garlic, ginger, honey, News, olive oil, peppermint, valerian, vaseline, vicks, vinegar, whisky | Comment (0)