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LINIMENT.--The common May-weed blossoms put in alcohol are much superior to
arnica for the same use.
FOR SPRAINS.--The white of an egg, and salt mixed to a thick paste is one of the
best remedies for sprains, or bruises, or lameness, for man or beast. Rub well
the parts affected.
SPRAINS OR LAMENESS. --Two ounces campherated spirits, two ounces sweet oil, two
ounces ammonia, two ounces chloroform; shake well before using, and rub it in by
a fire. It is very excellent for a family liniment.
MOTH PATCHES --May be removed from the face by the following remedy: Into a pint
bottle of rum put a table-spoonful of flour of sulphur. Apply this to the
patches once a day, and they will disappear in two or three weeks.
TO DROP MEDICINE.--Shake the bottle so as to moisten the cork. With the wet end
of the cork moisten the edges of the mouth of the bottle, then holding the cork
under the mouth, let the fluid pass over the cork in dropping.
AN APERIENT FOR CHILDREN.--Ginger-bread made from oat-meal instead of flour.
TO PREVENT CORNS.--Wear easy shoes, which fit well, neither too loose nor too
tight, and bathe the feet frequently with warm water with a little salt in it.
FOR JAUNDICE.--The yolk of an egg, raw or slightly cooked, is excellent food in
TO RELIEVE ASTHMA.--Wet blotting-paper in strong solution of salt-peter, dry it,
and burn a piece three inches square on a plate in sleeping-room, and it will
afford quick relief.
DANDRUFF. --One ounce flour of sulphur to one quart of water. Shake well at
intervals, for a few hours, and when settled, saturate the head with the clear
liquid every morning.
HEADACHE.--Elixir of guarana, prepared by Brewer & Co., Springfield, Mass. Take
one tea-spoonful every half hour until four have been taken, on the first
intimation that the headache is coming on.
A SELF-HOLDER FOR A SPOON.--In dropping medicine into a spoon, place the handle
between the leaves of a closed book lying on the table, and then both hands may
be used in dropping the mixture.
BEE STINGS.--Any absorbent will give relief from bee stings, but perhaps nothing
is more effectual than lean raw meat. The sting of a bee or wasp may be almost
instantly relieved by it. It is said to cure the bite of a rattlesnake, and
TO CURE CHILBLAINS.--Soak feet for fifteen minutes in warm water, put on a pair
of rubbers, without stockings, and go to bed.
SALVE FOR CUTS AND BURNS. --To one-half pound of sweet lard, add one-fourth
pound of beeswax and the same of resin; beat all together till well mixed; pour
in a little tin box. Apply a little to the wound on a soft cotton cloth.--Mrs.
WHOOPING-COUGH. --Mix one lemon sliced, half pint flaxseed, two ounces honey,
and one quart water, and simmer, not boil, four hours; strain when cool, and if
there is less than a pint of the mixture, add water. Dose: one table-spoon four
times a day, and one also, after each severe fit of coughing. Warranted to cure
in four days if given when the child first "whoops."
TO CURE A CORN.--Apply sweet oil night and morning, or wash for two or three
evenings in a pretty strong solution of common soda, which softens the corn so
that it falls out. Cotton wet with opodeldoc or turpentine, applied to a soft
corn, will cure it.
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