Put in a vial one drachm of benzoin gum in powder, one drachm nutmeg oil, six drops of orange-blossom tea, or apple blossoms put in half pint of rain-water and boiled down to one teaspoonful and strained, one pint of sherry wine. Bathe the face morning and night; will remove all flesh-worms and freckles, and give a beautiful complexion. Or, put one ounce of powdered gum of benzoin in a pint of whisky; to use, put in water in wash-bowl till it is milky, allowing it to dry without wiping. This is perfectly harmless.
Cream cures sun-burn on some complexions, lemon juice is best on others, and cold water suits still others best.
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When you feel the first symptoms, take a Dover’s powder with a glass of hot lemonade or whisky punch, go to bed, wrap up warm, and by morning you will be entirely relieved. In addition the feet should be bathed in hot mustard water.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: cold, colds, dover, dover's powder, feet, foot, housekeeper, lemonade, mustard, punch, whisky, whisky punch | Comment (0)
White whisky one gallon, attar of rose ten drops, musk ten grains, oil of lavender one-half ounce, oil of lemon one-half ounce, oil of bergamot one-half ounce, four Tonka beans cut fine. Let it stand ten or twelve days, shaking it daily.
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Powdered opium two drachms, gum camphor two scruples, oil of anise seed one fluid drachm, whisky one quart, add lastly three tablespoonfuls of honey. Place all in a bottle together, and for one week shake the mixture twice a day ; after standing awhile it will become very clear, then pour off into a small bottle what you wish to use from day to day, and set the other away.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, camphor, gum camphor, honey, housekeeper, oil of anise, opium, paregoic, whisky | Comment (0)
Take a small quantity of chlorate potassa, pour boiling water on it, and let it stand until it takes up all it will, then add old rye whisky equal to the amount of water you used. Add to this tincture of capsicum until the mixture is pretty sharp, and then it is ready for use. This is good for a gargle in all cases of sore throat and is an excellent remedy for diphtheria, using it both as a gargle and internally. Dose:— One teaspoonful every hour, or when very bad every half hour. Water will only dissolve a certain quantity of potassa. A good rule, is to take a half a pint of water, and when it has absorbed all the potassa it will, pour the water off and add a half a pint of whisky. The capsicum is harmless so there is no danger of getting too much in, but to this quantity I should say add about two tablespoonfuls, which will make it sufficiently hot.
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Cinnamon seed one-half ounce, cardamon seed one-quarter of an ounce, carroway seed one-quarter of an ounce, orange peel two ounces, English gentian one ounce, camomile flowers one-half ounce. Put on to the above one quart of old rye whisky. (They must all be ground up first).
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: camomile, caraway, cardamom, cardamon, carroway, chamomile, cinnamon, diarrhea, diarrhoea, gentian, housekeeper, orange, orange peel, rye, whiskey, whisky | Comment (0)
One pound of lean, juicy beef; half a pint of cold water; half a pint of old bourbon whiskey.
Cut the beef into pieces about half an inch square ; pour over it half a pint of cold water, cover, and let it stand twelve hours ; then add half a pint of old bourbon whiskey, and let it stand six hours ; then strain three or four times until quite clear ; keep (closely covered) in a cool place, and take a small wineglassful two or three times a day. This is a capital tonic.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: beef, bourbon, tea, tonic, washington, whiskey, whisky | Comment (0)
Take horehound herb, elecampane root, spikenard root, ginseng root, black cohosh, and skunk cabbage root, of each a good-sized handful. Bruise and cover with spirits or whisky, and let stand ten days; then put all in a suitable vessel, add about four quarts of water and simmer slowly over a fire (but don’t boil) for twelve hours, or till reduced to about three pints, then strain and add one pint of strained honey, half a pint each of number six, tincture lobelia, and tincture bloodroot (the vinegar or acetic tincture of bloodroot is the best) and four ounces of strong essence of anise, and you will have one of the best cough syrups known. Dose: A tablespoonful three to six times a day, according to circumstances. Good in all kinds of coughs and incipient consumption.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, anise, black cohosh, bloodroot, cohosh, consumption, cough, coughs, elecampane, ginseng, hoarhound, honey, horehound, ladies-book, lobelia, root, skunk cabbage, spikenard, syrup, whiskey, whisky | Comment (0)
The best rhubarb root, pulverized, 1 oz; peppermint leaf 1 oz; capsicum 1/8 oz; cover with boiling water and steep thoroughly, strain, and add bi-carbonate of potash and essence of cinnamon, of each 1/2 oz; with brandy (or good whisky) equal in amount to the whole, and loaf sugar 4 oz.
Dose: For an adult, 1 to 2 tablespoons; for a child 1 to 2 teaspoons, from 3 to 6 times per day, until relief is obtained.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: bowels, brandy, capsicum, cinnamon, diarrhoea, digestion, peppermint, potash, rhubarb, stomach, sugar, twitter-archive, whiskey, whisky | Comment (0)
In Rheumatism of long standing, the following preparation has often proved very valuable:
Colchicum seed, and black cohosh root, of each 1/2 oz, the root to be bruised; best rye whisky 1 pt; put together and let stand 3 or 4 days. Dose: from one tea-spoon to a table-spoon 3 times daily, before meals.
The action will be to loosen the bowels, or cause a little sickness at the stomach; and the dose may be modified not to cause too great an effect on the patient either way, but increasing the dose if necessary until one of these specific actions is felt, and lessening it if the action is too great in any case.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: black cohosh, bowels, colchicum, rheumatism, stomach, whisky | Comment (0)