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COUGH REMEDY: 2-3 drops of kerosene on a tsp of sugar.
COUGH REMEDY: Equal parts of oil of peppermint, friars balsam and tincture of red lavender. Mix and use drop by drop on a tsp. of sugar to alleviate the condition.
Lemon Mixture for a Cough (From Domestic Cookery by Elizabeth E. Ley printed 1856)Put two fresh eggs in a jar; cover them with the juice of six large lemons; let it stand until the hard shell of the eggs is eaten off; then beat it together; strain it, and add half a pound of rock candy, one gill of brandy and two table-spoonsful of sweet oil.
SLACKED LIME: dust on animal cuts to seal injured area and promote healing.
Take a liberal amount of black pepper on a tsp and cover this with thick cream and take this to relieve the situation.
Toast bread until almost burned pour boiling water over this. Drink the brown water for diarrhea.
FOREIGN OBJECT IN THE EYE: Drop a flax seed into the eye. The particle in the eye will stick to the flax seed and the flax seed is easy to see and remove.
A table-spoonful of table salt, dissolved in a pint of water, as warm
as you can drink it; take at two doses, and drink freely of luke warm
water, until it causes vomiting; put a hot brick to the feet, and avoid
the air, which will check the perspiration.
HONEY: Honey has been used through the years to cure many things. Taken internally, it has been known to relieve arthritis. Externally it is good first aid for wounds and burns. Bacteria will not live in honey.
PIONEER LINIMENT: Beat one egg slightly and measure the beaten egg. Add to the egg the exact amount of turpentine as egg and the exact amount of apple cider vinegar as the egg. Mix altogether well and store in a covered jar. This is very good for Arthritic and Rheumatic pain.
Make a gargle of cayenne pepper, honey and spirits; or sage tea, with
alum and honey; or figs boiled, mashed and strained, and use it once in
two hours. If it is very bad, steam the mouth with a funnel held over
hot vinegar, and put on a hot poultice of hops, boiled in weak ley and
thickened with corn-meal; there should be a little lard spread over; renew
it every time it gets cold.
HEAL SORES OR CRACKS IN THE SKIN OF MAN OR BEAST: Use pine tar to Coat the sore area well to keep off insects and promote healing.
SUNBURN AND STEAM BURNS: Sprinkle area with vinegar.