Amish Folk Medicine ~ Boils~

Stormy Stewart


The info is taken from a book of Amish Folk medicine

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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. )

About this Recipe

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