Chopt Hands (to prevent.)
Wash them with Flour of Mustard.
Or in Bran and Water boiled together.
To cure, wash with soft Soap mixt with red sand: Tried.
Or, apply Oil of Myrrh.
Apply a kuttke Sal Prunella.
Drink a Pint of cold Water lying down in Bed: Tried.
Or, a spoonful of Treacle in half a Pint of Water: Tried.
Or, to one Spoonful of Oatmeal, and one Spoonful of Honey, add a Piece of Butter, the Bigness of a Nutmeg: Pour on near a Pint of boiling Water; drink this lying down in Bed.
A Cold in the Head.
Pare very thin the yellow Rind of an Orange, roll it up inside out, and thrust a Roll into each Nostril.
A Convulsive Cough.
Eat preserv'd Walnuts.
Or, boil a Handful of Bay-leaves in Milk, turn [curdle] this with white Wine, and drink of the Whey very often.
Drink Water whiten'd with Oatmeal four Times a Day.
Or, keep a Piece of Barley-Sugar or Sugar-candy constantly in the Mouth.
John Wesley, Primitive Physick:. . . 14th Ed. (Bristol: Printed by William Pine . . . 17770), pp 48, 49, 58, 60.