|Here are just a few of Granny White’s hints and tips for family life in the 1930s. |
Take 1pint of water, 1 handful of linseed, the rind of a lemon, half a stick of liquorice. Boil all together stirring until the liquorice is melted. Place 1lb sugar in a bowl and strain the liquid into it and add the juice of 2 lemons.
Dose - half teacupful twice daily, warm or cold./td>
|A Thorn in the Hand:
When a thorn is not easy to remove with a needle or forceps, cover the place with wet boracic lint and leave for an hour or so. The thorn will be drawn to the surface.
To remove these place stained part over bowl of very hot water and rub with lemon, then rinse in cold water and the stains will disappear.
|Cure for Rheumatism:
half pint white vinegar, half pint spirits of Turpentine, whites of three eggs, Alum the size of a nutmeg. Makes one and a half pints. Put into a bottle all together and shake well.
|For a Cold in the Head:
The steam of warm water alone or water in which elder flowers or some other mild aromatic flowers have been boiled.