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POLLY`S VICTORIAN REMEDIES
brewer`s yeast. 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix in a cup or
mug and gargle the
throat several times an hour.
vinegar and placed on the forehead.
ii) Apply a mixture of ice and salt, in proportion of one to one and a half to the head or point of pain. Can be put in a cloth bag.
|Rheumatism||Using a warm flat iron, cover the iron with a cloth or fabric moistened in vinegar and apply to the painful area. Repeat this a few times per day.|
|Insomnia||Eat 3 small raw onions before going to bed.|
|Hot Milk Posset for Insomnia (serves 2)||
Pound 2 or 3 bitter almonds with about 1/8 teaspoon of almond extract. Heat 1 pint milk, add 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel and 1/4 cup sugar. Then add the almonds and remove from heat. Beat and add 1 egg white. Add 1/4 cup dark rum and 1/2 cup brandy and froth it up.
|Nosebleed||Sniff vinegar or ice water up the nose.|
|Burns and Scalds||
i) Put the white of an
egg over the wound.
Before going to bed put 3 drops of apple cider vinegar on a clean face. Pat it for up to a minute.
Apply Aloe Vera to age spots to reduce their appearance.
bottle of distilled water. 5 drops
essential lavender oil
to every 5 oz of water. 2 ounces orris root. Fresh lavender sprigs to
outside of bottle. Keep the mixture two or three weeks and then strain
through the thickness of blotting paper.
|Cosmetic Softening the Skin||
Cut a lemon in half. Remove the pulp and turn it inside out with the peel showing inside. Leave for a few hours in a cool place.
Whisk the white of an egg and pour into it. Use as a cosmetic to soften the skin.
|Dry Hands||i) Use
soap to wash your hands. Apply honey to dry hands first and add water
gradually, then rinse hands in the honey water and dry.
ii) Apply oatmeal after washing your hands and before they are dry.
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