Old Remedies

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I found these old remedies in a pioneer cookbook and thought I’d share. Some of them are quite humorous.

Toothpaste: Take pulverized chalk and twice as much charcoal and make it fine. Add castile soap suds and spirits of camphor to make a thick paste. Apply with the finger and brush. (I can imagine bubbles from the soap leaking from your mouth.)

Plaster for Wounds & cuts: Apply the inside of a broken eggshell to cuts & wounds.

In case you’re struck by lightning:  For a couple of hours, shower in cold water. In case there is no sign of life, add a cupful of salt and continue for another hour. (Really?)

To Stop Bleeding: For a pin prick or slight cut, compress cobwebs into a lump and aply to wound.

Cure for Tape Worms: Chew pumpkin seeds before bed.

Mosquito Bites: Salt wetted into a paste with a little vinegar and rubbed on bite to stop the itch.

Hope you enjoy reading this.

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