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amish folk medicine ~ boils~

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Recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

The info is taken from a book of Amish Folk medicine

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method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For amish folk medicine ~ boils~


How To Make amish folk medicine ~ boils~

  • 1
    Take the thin skin of a freshly broken egg and lay on the sore.
  • 2
    Take a teaspoon of back strap molassas sprinkled lightly with cream of tartar, and consume twice a day.
  • 3
    Drink Tea from Burdock
  • 4
    Dip a hydrangea leaf in boiling water and apply to the boil.
  • 5
    Apply finely chopped comfrey root to the boil.
  • 6
    Mix 4 oz sublimed sulphur with 16 oz honey. Take 1 teaspoon internally at bedtime.
  • 7
    Make a liniment from black oitment. (doesn't say what black oitment is)
  • 8
    Drink red clover blossom tea
  • 9
    Make a poultice from linseed oil, honey, and flour and apply to boil
  • 10
    Take caparrel leaf capsules.
  • 11
    here are two recipes that are used for this: **************** Poultice for sores and boils 1/2 cup beeswax grated fine 1 cup lard (Goose in best) 1 teaspoon powdered resin. Melt together slowly over stove then cool before applying. **************** Green Mountain Salve 1 oz resin 1 oz beeswax 4 oz mutton tallow ** Heat until melted then add 1 dram vertergris allow to cool then roll and flatten to apply to the wound **(Mutton tallow is a natural product with a relatively long shelf life. As a skin care product, it penetrates the skin, providing more softening power than petroleum-based products, which sit on top of the skin. )