For sprains, strains, lame-back rheumatism, caked breasts, caked udders, Etc.
Good sized live toads, 4 in number; put into boiling water and cook
very soft; then take them out and boil the water down to a 1/2 pt. and
add fresh churned, unsalted butter 1 lb. and simmer together; at the
last add tincture of arnica 2 ozs.
This was obtained from an
old Physician, who thought more of it then any other prescription in
his possession. Some persons might think it hard on toads, but you
could not kill them quicker any other way. TREATMENT OF JAUNDICE
Dr. Peabody’s Cure - In its worst forms, - Red Iodine of Mercury 7 grs;
iodine of potassium 9 grs: aqua dis (distilled water) 1 oz; mix.
Commence by giving 6 drops 3 or 4 times a day, increasing 1 drop a day
until 12 or 15 drops are given at a dose. Give in a little water
immediately after meals. If it causes a griping sensation in the
bowels, and fullness in the head when you get up to 12 or 15 drops, go
back to 6 drops, and up again as before.
In two very bad cases of jaundice, I have known the above to be entirely successful.
I am aware that many persons will not use any preparation containing
mercury in any of its form, while there are many others who would use
them for that very reason; my object is to benefit all, without
strengthening the prejudices of any; for this reason I give the
following drink for Jaundice.
Tie up soot and saffron, equal
parts, in a cloth to the size of half of a hens egg, let it lie in a
glass of water overnight; in the morning put the yolk of an egg,
beaten, into this water, and drink it. Do this 3 mornings, skipping 3,
until 9 doses have been taken.
I am assured this has proved successful in many bad cases. GERMAN CEMENT
Two measures of litharge and 1 each of unsacked lime and flint glass;
each to be pulverized separately before mixing; then to use it, wet it
with old drying-oil.
The Germans use it for glass and china ware only. Water hardens it instead of softening. CHOLIC
Cure for horses or persons. Spirits of turpentine 3 ozs.; laudenum 1
oz.; mix, and give all for a dose, by putting it in a bottle with half
pint of warm water, which prevents injury to the throat. If relief is
not obtained in one hour, repeat the dose, adding half an ounce of the
best powdered aloes, well dissolved together, and have no uneasiness
about the result.
Symptoms-The horse often lies down, suddenly
rising again with a spring; strikes his belly with his hind feet,
stamps with his fore feet, and refuses every kind of food. I suppose
there is no medicine in use, for cholic, either in man or horse, equal
to this mixture.
For persons, a dose would be from 1 to 2
tea-spoons - children or weak persons, less according to the urgency of
the symptoms, to be taken with warm water or warm tea. I have been
familiar with it for about five years, and know that it has been
successful in many cases - all where it has been used. Many think it is
the best cholic remedy in the world.
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