Primitive Physic, Or, An Easy and Natural Method of Curing Most Diseases

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Barr & Company, 1843 - Holistic medicine - 263 pages
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Page xi - Abstain from all mixed or high-seasoned food. Use plain diet easy of digestion, and this as sparingly as you can consistent with ease and strength.—- Drink only water if it agrees with your stomach, if not, good clear small beer.
Page 55 - To prevent the Smoking of a Lamp. — Soak the wick in strong vinegar, and dry it well before you use it ; it will then burn both sweet and pleasant, and give much satisfaction for the trifling trouble in preparing it.
Page 21 - To take out Mildew. — Mix soft soap with starch powdered, half as much salt, and the juice of a lemon ; lay it on the part on both sides with a painter's brush. Let it lie on the grass day and night till the stain comes out.
Page v - Their diseates indeed are exceeding few ;' nor do they often occur, by reason of their continual exercise, and (till of late) universal temperance. But if any are sick, or bit by a serpent, or torn by a wild beast, the fathers immediately tell their children what remedy to apply. And it 3 rare that the patient suffers long ; those medicines being quick, as well as generally infallible.
Page 18 - It is only necessary to mix the rice-flour intimately with cold water, and gently simmer it over the fire, when it readily forms a delicate and durable cement, not only answering all the purposes of common paste, but admirably adapted for joining together paper, card, &c. in forming the various beautiful and tasteful ornaments which afford so much employment and amusement to the ladies.
Page iv - You have given him rule over the works of your hands, putting all things under his feet: all sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas.
Page xiii - The love of God, as it is the sovereign remedy of all miseries, so in particular it effectually prevents all the bodily disorders the passions introduce, by keeping the passions themselves within due bounds. And by the unspeakable joy and perfect calm, serenity and tranquility it gives the mind, it becomes the most powerful of all the means of health and long life.
Page 44 - ... put the chintz in, and use the rice instead of soap ; wash it in this, till the dirt appears to be out ; then boil the same quantity as above, but strain the rice from the water, and mix it in warm water.
Page vii - To this end, they increased those difficulties by design which began in a manner by accident. They filled their writings with abundance of technical terms, utterly unintelligible to plain men. They affected to deliver their rules, and to reason upon them, in an abstruse and philosophical manner. They represented the critical knowledge of...
Page 45 - Wash it in this till quite clean ; afterwards rinse it in the water the rice was boiled in ; this will answer the end of starch, and no dew will affect it, as it will be stiff while it is worn. If a gown, it must be taken to pieces, and when dried, hang it as smooth as possible ; after dry, rub it with a sleek stone, but use no iron.

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