10 aspirin tablets
3/4 cup warm water
Dissolve the aspirin in water. After shampooing, massage into scalp, leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
Head Lice Treatment
25 drops rosemary oil
25 drops lavender oil
13 drops geranium oil
12 drops eucalyptus oil
1/3 cup olive oil
Saturate hair and scalp and wrap hair in plastic. Leave on for two hours. Remove plastic and add shampoo, rubbing in well. Rinse thoroughly and comb through with nit comb. Repeat three days later.
Red Pepper Taffy for Sore Throats
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup water
1 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs butter or margarine
1 teas salt
2 teas butter flavor
1 teas cayenne pepper
In a 2-qt saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, water, cornstarch, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to 256 degrees on a candy thermometer (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a hard ball. Remove from heat, stir in butter flavor and cayenne pepper and pour onto a baking sheet. When just cool enough to handle, pull taffy until satiny, light in color and stiff. If taffy becomes too sticky, butter hands lightly. Pull into long strips about 1/2 inch wide. With scissors, cut strips into 1 in pieces. Wrap pieces individually in plastic wrap or wax paper. Chew as needed. Makes about 30 pieces.
Chest Cold Vinegar
1 Large onion (sliced)
1/2 Cup Dried Mullein Flowers
7 Cloves Garlic (crushed)
2 Tablespoons (Crushed or grated) Horseradish
2 Tablespoons Fresh Grated Ginger
2 Tablespoons Honey
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fill jar with layers of these ingredients until full. Then top with Apple Cider Vinegar Refrigerate and use after 24 hrs. Take 2-3 teaspoons of the juice 2-3 times daily. Keeps for 6 Weeks.
2 quarts cider or malt vinegar
4 oz. Mullein
1/2 oz Lobelia herb
1/4 ounce cayenne powder
Gently simmer well covered for 20-30 min. Strain and pour over 1/4 ounce cayenne powder. Foment affected area as hot as possible for at least 1 hour. I usually place a soaked cloth on the area and cover with plastic wrap and place a heating pad over it all.
This is wonderful for glandular swellings, painful joints and muscles, edema and other swellings. Mullein encourages the absorbtion of fluids thus reducing swelling and inflammation. Lobelia is very relaxing and anti-spasmodic. Using a stimulant like Cayenne makes the other ingredients more effective and it also can help allay pain and staunch bleeding both on the surface and under (e.g. good for bruising). Cayenne is also somewhat antiseptic. This fomentation may be stored in a cool place and used within a 3 month period.
Just a couple of notes:
1. If it is too "hot", use less capsicum. Adjust to the needs of the patient.
2. Don't foment overnight. It may cause skin irritation. Use moderation. Don't forget vinegar is an acid. My daughter had peeling skin for several days after falling asleep with a compress on her arm.
3. If the vinegar is too irritating, substitute olive oil, in which case you can foment longer.
4. An interesting variation is to use 2 oz Mullein and 2 oz Comfrey with the other ingredients. Comfrey tends to hasten healing of tissues so might be helpful in wounds etc.
5. Do NOT use this compress on cancerous tumors since it encourages dispersion and absorption of fluids, etc.
SORE LEG OINTMENT
1 handful chickweed
1 handful red rose petals
1pt. oil (any)
Cook chickweed and rose leaves together in oil on stove or in oven. After 1-3 hours strain, use a liquid ointment on sore legs.
SPICY WINE OR MOUTHWASH
1 bottle white wine or red
2ozs. cinnamon sticks (several small sticks)
1/2 nutmeg bruised or grated
2T. or half handful rosemary
Put herbs in wine. Steep for 2 weeks, strain, bottle and label.
JUNIPER BERRY OINTMENT
useful for wounds, inching, scratches, scars from burning, hangnails, festering sores.
Collect berries from garden or wild just as they are ripening.
2c. juniper berries
2c. oil (olive or lanolin)
2-3 t. or more if needed beeswax
Soak berries overnight. Strain out water, simmer berries in oil and make sure they don't burn. Heat was in separate container, strain berries, add wax while oil is still hot. Each batch may differ in consistency. The amount of wax must be added by eye. After hardening process has started reheat and add more melted wax if needed. Use tea and lots of cranberry juice to eliminate uric acid crystals in the joints. Add parsley also.
SAGE CAYENNE GARGLE
1/2 pt. sage tea
2t. apple cider vinegar
To make sage tea steep 4t. sage leaves 2tsp. honey in a pt. of boiling water. Steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain. Combine other ingredients. Shake every day for about a week. Excellent to avert a cold. May be taken internally 1 tsp. at a time. Bottle and label with date.