Boils and Carbuncles
Any of the following poultices;
Hot bread and milk- A piece of white bread, larger than the boil, dipped in a small amount hot milk and applied to boil or carbuncle.
Mustard - Heat a clean cloth 200 F, 10-20 mins. Make a paste with dry mustard and boiling water. Apply to boil and wrap heated cloth over it, then cover with another cloth.
Slippery Elm powder – Mix with hot water to form a thick paste, then apply as for bread and milk poultice.
In all cases repeat four hourly and leave covered overnight. Seek medical advice if condition worsens or does not improve after 24 hours.
Rub with a metal coin to release the poison, apply ice until pain has gone, then any of the following;
Baking soda then crushed dock leaves
Garlic syrup; Boil a large quantity of garlic bulbs in water until soft and add as much white vinegar, as there is water left. Add sugar, 3.2 kg sugar to 2 litres water and boil again to make a syrup. Keep in the fridge and take 2-3 tsp per day, as needed.
1 tsp grd ginger
1 tbsp baking soda
1 drop peppermint essential oil
1 quart boiling water
Mix all ingreds except peppermint oil and add this when mixture is cold. Take 1-2 tbsps after meals.
Nipples ( sore and cracked )
Calendula and Hypericum oil (not during breastfeeding)
Fresh air and sunlight exposure daily
During pregnancy; Rub with wheatgerm oil, Aloe vera gel or almond oil to prepare.
Foot and leg exercises
Hot and cold compresses with Rosemary essential oil, 2 x day for 3 mins, alternately on each leg. Repeat four times.
Lymphatic drainage, daily walks and weight loss if needed.
Vomiting or Nausea
Teas of Lemon balm or Peppermint
Barley water; Rinse ½ cup pearl barley in cold water. Add 2 cups fresh water and simmer in a pot. Bring to the boil then reduce heat , simmer for further 10 mins. Strain and sip throughout the day.