Extras Ref [CM 1866/83]

Rub a little opodeldoc upon the part affected, two or three times a day and wear a flannel upon it: or mix Camphorated Spirit, Ammonia, sweet oil, and laudanum: (of the last the least), rub the part well, and then apply a cloth well saturated with the mixture, and cover with a bandage. If this does not give relief. Take twenty drops of Volatile Tincture of Guiacum, every night and morning.

ALE OR PORTER, to ripen
Bottle and put a couple of raisins, or a few grains of the rice or sugar into each bottle, to generate the required effervescence.

An American plant, a great remedy in sores, wounds, ulcers, and cancers. It is a powerful styptic in all bleedings; and a great vulnerary, or healer of wounds, sores, cuts, &c. The root is powdered, and applied to bleedings. Made into an ointment with lard, it cures Piles.

Extract of Colocynth, 2 drachms; extract of Jalap, 1 drachm; Almond Soap, 1 ½ drachms; Guiacum, 3 drachms; tartarized Antimony, 8 grains; oil of Juniper, 4 or 5 drops; oil of Carraway, 4 drops; oil of Rosemary, 4 drops. Form into a mass with Syrup of Buckthorn, then divide into pills.

This may be purchased at the druggists. As an emetic, the dose is from one to two tablespoonfuls. As a febrifuge, sudorific, or relaxant, from twenty to forty drops every three or four hours. As an Emetic, Ipecacuanha, and Lobelia, stand very high, especially the latter.

A small quantity of green sage, placed where ants infest will cause them to disappear. Quicklime thrown on their nests, and then watered, will destroy them. Or a strong solution of alum water. Or gas tar; or lime from gas-works. Gas tar painted round a tree an inch or two broad, will prevent ants and other insects from climbing trees, and will preserve the fruit.

Rub the part morning and evening with onions, till it is red, and afterwards with honey. Or wash it with a decoction of boxwood. Or electrify it daily.

Infuse for a few days, 1 drachm of powdered cantharides in 1 ounce of proof spirit; beef marrow, half pound, soak in several waters, lastly in weak salt and water: melt, strain, and mix, adding 10 or 12 drops of oil of bergamot, or lavender.

This fixature is best made a little at a time. Pour a tablespoonful of boiling water on a dozen quince seeds; and repeat when fresh is required. Or a solution of Gum Arabic; scented with otto of roses.

BEDS, to detect dampness in
After having warmed the bed with the pan, place between the sheets a wine or beer glass; if after a few minutes, the glass collects no vapour, it is safe, and vice versa. In all doubtful cases, such as a strange bed, sleep between the blankets.

To half a gallon of blackberry juice put one pound and a half of lump sugar, half an ounce of cinnamon, half an ounce of grated nutmeg, quarter of an ounce of cloves, and one ounce of allspice. Boil it a few minutes and when cool, add one pint of brandy. This is an invaluable remedy for diarrhoea.

Before and after walking, wash the feet well in a solution of Sal Ammoniac - half an ounce in two quarts of water. Let not the stocking be wrinkled, or much mended, when you walk. Easy boots and shoes should be worn, and very smooth next to the sole of the foot. Or, the best remedy for this is to rub the feet, when going to bed, with sprits mixed with tallow, dropped from a lighted candle into the palms of the hand.

Grate as fine as possible stale brown bread, soak a small proportion in cream two or three hours, sweeten and ice it.

Apply treacle spread on brown paper. Or, a plaster of chopped parsley mixed with butter. Or, electrify the part. To prevent swelling, apply a cloth five or six times doubled, dipped in cold water, and redipped when it grows warm.

Cover with linen, wet with vinegar and wormwood boiled together. Put a small bit of lard on the surface, and apply slightly warm. In very bad cases a leech or two will expedite the cure.

Persons who travel often meet these vermin, and are sadly bitten by them. To prevent this, let your shirt, or night shirt, be washed as ordinarily, well wrung, and then dipped in a solution of alum, or in a solution of camphor, and then dried. A sure preventative.

BUTTER, a Novel Method to Make
At Hougham, says the Stamford Mercury, a farmer's wife ties up her cream in a linen cloth, buries it for twenty-four hours in a damp corner of her garden, empties it into a bowl, stirs it with a spoon, and the butter and buttermilk separate. Her butter is said to be sweeter than that which is made by churning.

Take the yolks of four eggs boiled; butter, quarter of a pound; beat two ounces of sugar in a tablespoonful of orange-flower water; beat all to a fine paste; let it stand two hours, rub it through a colander upon a plate.

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