It is a dangerous thing to constantly carry exercise to the fatigue point. Every woman should make an inflexible law of her life to lie down in the middle of the day at least fifteen minutes, closing the eyes and shutting off as far as possible all anxious thought.
In the recumbent position every muscle of the body is placed at perfect rest; all tension is removed from nerve centres.
One pound of lean beef, 1 pint of water. Chop the meat and let it stand on ice over night, or several hours during the day. Boil 15 minutes. Some let it simmer slowly on the back of the range for 2 hours-then strain.
Two even spoonfuls of Cream of tartar, 1 pint of boiling water, sweeten to taste, or, One tumbler of cold water, 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1 of sugar.
Take of thought for self one part, two parts of thought for family; equal parts of common sense and broad intelligence, a large modicum of the sense of fitness of things, a heaping measure of living above what your neighbors think of you, twice the quantity of keeping within your income, a sprinkling of what tends to refinement and aesthetic beauty, stirred thick with Christian principle of the true brand, and set it to rise.
One pound of copperas dissolved in 1 quart of water will destroy the foulest smell.
One and one-half pounds dissolved in a gallon of water. Sixty pounds to a barrel of water.
For a room 10 feet square, 2 pounds of sulphur should be used. Shut your room tight, put your sulphur in an iron pan, set it on fire with hot coals, sprinkled with a little saltpetre. Keep the room closed 12 hours. It would be well to set your pan upon bricks in a vessel of water.
Common sulphate of zinc and common salt, dissolved in water, 4 ounces of zinc, 2 ounces of salt, 1 gallon of water. Use this on bed linen, clothing, towels, etc., boiling hot if possible.
fresh air-sun-light-hot water-flowing water, soap and a scrub brush-ventilation and cleanliness-the broom and the dust cloth.
Dysentery in its worst form has been cured by drinking wheat flour stirred in water to about the consistency of Cream. You may add a pinch of salt. good in cases of chronic diarrhoea.
Four tablespoons of seed, 1 quart of boiling water, juice of 2 lemons, sweeten to taste. Steep 3 hours, if too thick add cold water with the lemon juice. good for colds.
One cup of gluten flour, 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, 1 teaspoonful of baking powder, 1 tablespoonful or less of butter. Beat well and bake in hot gem-pans in a quick oven. Butter may be omitted.
Gluten flour is prepared from whole wheat and is nearly free from starch.
Heat it as hot as it can be sipped. Take a goblet of it when fatigued in mind or body. It is cordial and reviving in its influence.
Heat very hot a small piece of tallow in a spoon and pour it on the granulations. Pain and tenderness are relieved at once, and in a few days the edge of the nail is exposed so as to admit of being cut away.
Take a lump of unslacked lime, put it in a glass bottle, add water until the lime is slacked and of the consistency of thick Cream. The lime settles at the bottom leaving the water clean Three or four tablespoons of this may be put to a goblet of milk and it will agree with any one.
One handful of Irish moss washed well in several waters. 1 quart of boiling water poured upon the moss and left to cool. Steep it for 1/2 an hour, sweeten and add the juice of 1 lemon.
Two tablespoonfuls of fine oat meal made perfectly smooth in 2 teaspoons of cold water. Put this into a pint of strong beef tea. Boil 8 minutes. Keep stirring all the time-if lumpy, strain.