Amish Folk Medicine ~ Boils~

Stormy Stewart


The info is taken from a book of Amish Folk medicine

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How to Make Amish Folk Medicine ~ Boils~


  • 1Take the thin skin of a freshly broken egg and lay on the sore.
  • 2Take a teaspoon of back strap molassas sprinkled lightly with cream of tartar, and consume twice a day.
  • 3Drink Tea from Burdock
  • 4Dip a hydrangea leaf in boiling water and apply to the boil.
  • 5Apply finely chopped comfrey root to the boil.
  • 6Mix 4 oz sublimed sulphur with 16 oz honey. Take 1 teaspoon internally at bedtime.
  • 7Make a liniment from black oitment. (doesn't say what black oitment is)
  • 8Drink red clover blossom tea
  • 9Make a poultice from linseed oil, honey, and flour and apply to boil
  • 10Take caparrel leaf capsules.
  • 11here 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. )

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About Amish Folk Medicine ~ Boils~

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom