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1. Pneumonia, Herb Tea and Poultice for

Categories: Respiratory Diseases

of the lungs. One ounce of each of the following, slippery elm bark,

crushed thyme, coltsfoot flowers, hyssop or marshmallow. Simmer in two

quarts of water down to three pints; strain and add one teaspoonful of

cayenne. Dose:--Wineglassful every half hour. Apply hot bran poultices or

chamomile scalded in vinegar, changing often until the violence of the

symptoms abate. If the bowels are confined, give an injection
of half pint

of hot water in which one-half teaspoonful each of gum myrrh, turkey

rhubarb and ginger powder have been well mixed. If possible give vapor

bath. Apply hot stones or bottles to the feet."

2. Pneumonia, Home Remedy for. "This can easily be relieved by the use of

cayenne and vapor bath. This promotes the circulation in every part of the

body, diminishing the pressure upon the lungs. These baths produce a

regular circulation throughout the whole body, thus relieving the pressure

upon the lungs by decreasing the amount of blood in the lungs. These baths

should be taken but once a day, as they are weakening."

3. Pneumonia, Hot Vinegar Applications for. Congestion of Lungs. "Over

the lungs lay cloths wet in clear hot vinegar. They should be five or six

inches square and several thicknesses. Over the cloths lay a hot plate or

hot water bottle; change as often as necessary to keep them hot. This

treatment will soon give relief, after which rub as much oil into the

lungs as possible."