Health Recipes

Found  in the Complete Directory of
Henry County, Indiana for 1909.

TO STRENGTHEN AND INVIGORATE THE SYSTEM
Two drachms Essential salt of the round leaf Cornel, one scruple Extract
Rhubarb, one scruple Ginger powdered. Make into pills land take for a dose
two or three twice a day.

A CERTAIN CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS
Sulphate of iron, five grains, Magnesia, ten grains, Peppermint water,
eleven drachms, Spirit of Nutmeg, one drachm, twice a day. This preparation
acts as a stimulant and tonic and so partially supplies the place of the
accustomed liquor, and prevents that absolute physical and mental
prostration that follows a sudden breaking off from the use of stimulating
drinks.

TOOTHACHE DROPS
Four ounces Pulverized Alum, fourteen ounces Sweet Spirits of Nitre. Put up
in one ounce bottles. Retails readily for 25 cents. This is the most
effective remedy for toothache that was ever discovered, and is a fortune
to anyone that will push its sale. It wills ell at every house.

HAIR TONIC, FRENCH RECIPE
Take Castor Oil, three ounces, Alcohol, one and one-half ounces, Aqua
Ammonia, one-half drachm, well shaken and mixed together. Perfume to suit,
Bergamot or any other good perfume. This makes a splendid hair dressing and
will make it grow.

A SURE CURE FOR THE PILES
Confection of Senna, two ounces; Cream Tartar, one ounce; Sulphur, one
ounce; Syrup Ginger, enough to make a stiff paste; mix. A piece as large as
a nut is to be taken as often as necessary to keep the bowels open. This is
one of the best remedies know to the Medical World.

A CURE FOR SORE THROAT IN ALL ITS FORMS
Two ounces Cayenne Pepper, one ounce common salt, one half pint vinegar.
Warm over a slow fire and gargle the throat and mouth every hour. Garlic
and onion poultice applied to the outside. Castor Oil, one spoonful, to
keep the bowels open. This is a preparation that should be in the home of
every family especially during the winter and spring months. This remedy is
simple and inexpensive.

DROPS OF LIFE
One ounce Gum Opium, one drachm Gum Kin, forty grains Gum Camphor, one-half
ounce Nutmeg, powdered, one pint French Brandy, or old Whiskey. Mix all
together and let it stand for about ten days. Dose from thirty to forty
drops for an adult, children half doses. This is one of the most valuable
preparations in the Materia Medica, and will in some dangerous hours, when
all hope is fled, and the system racked with pain, be the soothing balm
which cures the most dangerous disease to which the human body is liable,
such as flux, dysentery and all summer complaints.

LINEMENT, GOOD SAMARITAN
Alcohol, two quarts and add it to the following articles; Oils of
Sassafras and Hemlock, Spirits of Turpentine, Tincture of Capsicu,
Tincture and Catechu Tincture of Guaic,Tincture of Laudanum, each one
ounce. Tincture of Myrrh, four ounces, Oil of Organum, two ounces, oil of
Wintergreen, one-half ounce; Gum Camphor, two ounces and Chloroform, one
and one-half ounce. This is one of the best applications for internal pains
known. It is superior to any of the foregoing recipes.

MAGNETIC OINTMENT
One ounce Elder Bark, one ounce Spikenard Root, one ounce Yellow Dock Root.
Boil in one-half pint water down to one-quarter pint. Press and boil to two
ounces. Add one-half pound resin, one ounce beeswax, tallow enough to
soften. Apply to the sores by spreading on linen cloth.

RUSSIAN SALVE
Take equal parts of Sweet Oil and Yellow Wax, melt slowly, carefully
stirring. When cooling stir in small quantity of Glycerin. Good for all
kinds of wounds, bruises, cuts, burns, etc.

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