Recipes for Home Remedies

MEDICAL LORE AND INVALIDS FOOD.

“Simple diet is best, for many dishes bring many diseases.”
–PLINY.

COUGH SYRUP.  MARY FELTY.

One quart of water, one handful of hops; boil these together, and
strain; put in this fluid a cup of sugar, and boil to a syrup; cut a
lemon into it, and bottle for use.

WHOOPING COUGH SYRUP.  MRS. SARAH SAITER.

One ounce flax seed, one ounce slippery elm, one ounce boneset, one
ounce stick liquorice, one and one-half pounds loaf sugar, one pint
Orleans molasses.  Put first three ingredients in thin muslin bag, and
boil one hour in sufficient water to cover well.  Dissolve the
liquorice in one pint of water; then boil all together a few moments.

DOSE.–One teaspoonful every hour or two, as the case may require.