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.