Category Archives: Mother’s Remedies

Taking the Bite Out of It

Those pesky mosquitoes! Traipsing through the Amazon, or lazing on the beaches in the Sandwich Islands… what would happen if in a moment of dire need, stepping over the roughly hewn threshold of some ancient ruin, a body might lift (ever so slightly, mind you) the hem of one’s skirts. Should the perturbingly deft proboscis […]

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Mother’s Remedies – Croup

Croup – “Give a child anything that will make it vomit, soak feet in hot water, apply onion drafts to bottom of feet, roast onions and put on the chest, keep warm. My mother has cured me at least one hundred times with the above remedy. She generally gave me pig’s foot oil, or oil […]

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Mother’s Remedies… Chilblains

The Raw Onion cure for Chilblains – Rub raw onion in the mornings and evenings over the affected areas. Soaking the are prior to application may help the absorption Chilblains – n. a painful, itching swelling on the skin, typically on a hand or foot, caused by poor circulation in the skin when exposed to […]

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Sarsaparilla

Ayer’s Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla is a skillfully prepared combination of the best vegetable alternatives and blood purifiers. It is composed of the Sarsaparilla root of the tropics, well-known as an alternative of great value,  combined with Stillingia, Yellow-Dock and Mandrake, all celebrated for curative qualities.  These, chemically united with the Iodides of Potassium and […]

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When It Bites…

“Good drawing poultice for snake bites is an onion and a handful of salt pounded together. We also use this for a common poultice.”* Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter *Please note that the information provided in this post has […]

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A Kernel of Knowledge

Godey’s Lady’s Magazine 1864 * – September CURE FOR CORNS. – Apply a piece of linen, saturated in olive oil, to the corns night and morning, and let it remain on them during the day; it will be found to prove a slow but certain cure; they will wear out of the toe, and some […]

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