Rub mercurial ointment on the ring-worm previous to going to bed, and do not wash it off till morning. It will effect a cure if persevered in; sometimes in less than a week.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: leslie, mercurial ointment, ointment, ring-worm worms, ringworm, worm | Comment (0)
To a quarter of an ounce of dried hyssop flowers, pour one pint of boiling water; allow the tea to infuse for ten minutes, pour it off, sweeten with honey, and take a wine-glassful three times in the course of the day; this will prove an effectual cure when children are troubled with worms.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: child, children, francatelli, hissop, honey, hyssop, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
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)
One spoonful of syrup of peach-blossoms, taken in a glass of the water from the steeped leaves, is a most safe and certain remedy for worms in children.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: child, children, peach, peach blossom, peach leaf, prescott, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Stew pumpkin seeds, make a strong liquid, and give a tablespoonful once a day. Paroxysms of coughing may be prevented or cured by swallowing a little dry salt.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, child, children, cough, coughing, coughs, pumpkin, pumpkin seed, salt, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
A teaspoonful of salt dissolved in a teacupful of water is a good remedy to prevent worms in children, taken at night before retiring.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, child, children, salt, vermifuge, works, worm | Comment (0)
Hellebore, rubbed over with molasses, and put round the places that cockroaches frequent, is a very effectual poison for them. Arsenic, spread on bread and butter, and placed round rat or mouse holes, will soon put a stop to their ravages. Quicksilver and the white of an egg, beat together, and laid with a feather round the crevices of the bedsteads and the sacking, is very effectual in destroying bugs in them. To kill flies, when so numerous as to be troublesome, keep cobalt, wet with spirit, in a large shallow plate. The spirit will attract the flies, and the cobalt will kill them very soon. Black pepper is said to be good to destroy them — it should be mixed, so as to be very strong, with a little cream and sugar. Great care is necessary in using the above poisons, where there are any children, as they are so apt to eat any thing that comes in their way, and these poisons will prove as fatal to them as to vermin, (excepting the pepper.) The flour of sulphur is said to be good to drive ants away, if sprinkled round the places that they frequent. Sage is also good. Weak brine will kill worms in gravel walks, if kept moist with it a week in the spring, and three or four days in the fall.
Source: The American HousewifeFiled under Remedy | Tags: ants, arsenic, black pepper, bread, brine, bugs, butter, cobalt, cockroaches, cream, egg, egg white, feather, flies, flowers of sulphur, hellebore, housewife, insects, mercury, molasses, mouse, pepper, quicksilver, rat, sage, spirit, sugar, sulphur, vermin, worm | Comment (0)
This oil is a valuable aperient; for whilst, in doses of from half an ounce to an ounce, it thoroughly evacuates the bowels, it does so with little irritation; hence it is especially useful in inflammatory cases, or where there is spasm, or where all increased action of the system is particularly to be avoided. From its quick and mild operation, it is particularly adapted for children, and females during pregnancy. It is also the best purgative that can be employed in that affection of the bowels knowm by the names of colica pictonum, or painter’s colic, the Devonshire colic, and the dry bellyache; and it is the more useful in that disease, as it may be joined with opium and other narcotics without having its purgative properties lessened. For the same reason castor oil is advantageously given in calculous affections. It has also been regarded by some continental physicians as peculiarly well suited for expelling the tape-worm. It is likewise considered the best purgative, when properly administered, for combating habitual costiveness. For this purpose a large dose must first be given in the morning, and the use of the oil continued for some weeks, gradually diminishing the dose daily, until half a tea-spoonful only is taken; on the discontinuance of which, the bowels continue to be relieved without further assistance. One disadvantage attending the use of this oil is its tendency to excite vomiting, but this is counteracted by combining it with some aromatic. The best modes of exhibiting it in general have been much canvassed; it is given floating on water with a small quantity of brandy poured over it, and when this can be swallowed at once, there is no better mode; but as this cannot always be done, it may be given with success in coffee or mutton-broth, or suspended in water by the intervention of mucilage or yolk of egg, according to the taste of the patient. Upon the whole, castor oil is a purgative of great value, and one whose operation, as it is in daily use, should be well understood.
Source: A Companion To The Medicine Chest, John Savory.Filed under Ingredient | Tags: aperient, bellyache, bowels, brandy, castor oil, child, children, colic, colica pictonum, costiveness, egg, egg yolk, mucilage, narcotic, opium, pregnancy, purgative, savory, spasm, tape worm, tapeworm, vermifuge, worm, worms | Comment (0)
Boil a handful of Rue and Wormwood in water; foment the belly with the decoction, and apply the boiled herbs as a poultice; repeat the application night and morning. This frequently brings away worms from children, who will take no internal medicine; and is likewise serviceable if the fever be of the putrid kind.
Source: Primitive Physic: or an easy and natural method of curing most diseases, John Wesley.Filed under Remedy | Tags: decoction, fever, foment, fomentation, poultice, rue, vermifuge, wesley, worm, worms, wormwood | Comment (0)