Leanness is caused generally by lack of power in the digestive organs to digest and assimilate the fat-producing elements of food. First restore digestion, take plenty of sleep, drink all the water the stomach will bear in the morning on rising, take moderate exercise in the open air, eat oatmeal, cracked wheat, graham mush, baked sweet apples, roasted and broiled beef, cultivate jolly people, and bathe daily.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: apple, apples, baked apples, beef, cracked wheat, diet, digestion, digestive organs, exercise, fat, graham mush, jolly people, leanness, mush, oatmeal, sleep, sweet apples, wheat, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Take common starch and grind it with a knife until it is reduced to the smoothest powder. Take a tin box and fill it with starch thus prepared, so as to have it continually at hand for use. Then every time the hands are taken from the suds, or dish-water, rinse them thoroughly in clean water, wipe them, and while they are yet damp, rub a pinch of the starch thoroughly over them, covering the whole surface. We know many persons formerly afflicted with hands that would chap until the blood oozed from many minute crevices, completely freed from the trouble by the use of this simple remedy.
To rub the hands thoroughly, when damp, with wheat bran will have the same effect as the starch. It is also an excellent remedy for tetter on the hands — will stop the itching at once and effect a speedy cure.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, bran, chapped, chapping, hand, hands, powder, skin, soap suds, starch, suds, tetter, tin, wash, water, wheat, wheat bran | Comment (0)
“Burn common wheat flour until brown. Tie in rag and dust chafed parts.”
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: chafing, flour, irritation, skin, wheat | Comment (0)