“Black and blue” spots from blow or fall or pinching, causing blood vessels to rupture under skin.
Apply at first:
- Ice, or ice water; or
- Alcohol and water, half and half; or
- Witch hazel, or arnica; or
- Vinegar diluted with water.
Afterward use hot applications. Gentle rubbing or massaging helps dispel the discoloration.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, arnica, black, black and blue, blood, blue, bruise, contusion, fryer, ice, massage, rubbing, skin, vinegar, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Tincture of arnica or witch hazel applied to a bump on the head or a bruise where the skin is not broken brings relief from pain and often prevents inflammation and bad swellings.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: arnica, bruise, bruises, civic, inflammation, pain, skin, swelling, swellings, tincture, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Dissolve a slightly heaping tablespoonful of Epsom salts in a pint of imported orange flower water (Chiris de Grasse), and add to it one tablespoonful of witch hazel. Apply with a soft linen cloth. Very refreshing in warm weather and an excellent remedy for oiliness of the skin.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: cloth, complexion, dwight, epsom salts, face, linen, oiliness, orange, orange flower, orange flower water, skin, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
“Rub witchhazel on stomach and back; use freely.” This is an old-time remedy, and can be relied upon to at least give temporary relief. The witch hazel has a very soothing effect upon the parts affected.
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: back, bladder, kidneys, stomach, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
“Equal parts of glycerin and witch-hazel.” Dose:– One teaspoonful every night at bedtime. In severe cases where you have been unable to get a movement of the bowels by the use of other cathartics, take a teaspoonful every two hours until the bowels move freely. This remedy has been known to cure when castor oil and other remedies have failed.
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: bowels, castor oil, cathartic, constipation, glycerine, twitter-archive, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
“Keep parts well bathed with witch-hazel.” A good preparation should be bought. By applying this freely to the affected parts it will be found to have a very soothing effect.
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: erysipelas, witch-hazel | Comment (0)