Put a pint of milk into a very clean saucepan or skillet, to boil on the fire; then add half a gill of any kind of white wine; allow the milk to boil up, then pour it into a basin, and allow it to stand in a cool place, that the curd may fall to the bottom of the basin; then pour off the whey — which is excellent as an agent to remove a severe cough or cold.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: cold, cough, curd, francatelli, milk, whey, white wine, wine | Comment (0)
There is no remedy so good as to go to bed and stay there, drinking nothing, not even water, for twenty-four hours, and eating as little as possible. Or, go to bed; put your feet in hot mustard and water; put a bran or oatmeal poultice on the chest ; take ten grains of Dover’s powder, and an hour afterwards a pint of hot gruel ; in the morning rub the body all over with a coarse towel, and take a dose of aperient medicine.
Violet, pennyroyal, or boneset tea are excellent to promote perspiration in case of sudden chill.
Or, take white wine whey. One pint of milk ; two wineglassfuls of white wine ; one teaspoonful of vinegar. Simmer gently; then strain, sweeten, and spice; give hot.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: aperient, boneset, bran, chill, cold, dover's powder, gruel, mustard, oatmeal, pennyroyal, perspiration, poultice, spice, vinegar, violet, washington, whey, white wine, wine | Comment (0)
One quart of milk, quite hot, into which stir one ounce of alum; this will make curds and whey. Bathe the parts affected with the whey until too cold. In the meantime keep the curds hot, and, after bathing, put them on a poultice, wrap in flannel, and go to sleep (you can). Three applications should be a perfect cure, even in aggravated cases.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, audel, curds, flannel, milk, poultice, rheumatism, whey | Comment (0)