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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
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an ounce of dried yellow dock root in a pint of milk. Take a cupful 

two or three times a day. 

 

 

FOR CONSUMPTION. 

 

Take a teaspoonful of the expressed juice of horehound (the herb) and 

mix it with a gill of new milk. Drink it warm every morning. If 

persevered in it will perform wonders. 

 

 

COUGH SYRUP. 

 

Take horehound herb, elecampane root, spikenard root, ginseng root, 

black cohosh, and skunk cabbage root, of each a good-sized handful. 

Bruise and cover with spirits or whisky, and let stand ten days; then 

put all in a suitable vessel, add about four quarts of water and 

simmer slowly over a fire (but don't boil) for twelve hours, or till 

reduced to about three pints, then strain and add one pint of strained 

honey, half a pint each of number six, tincture lobelia, and tincture 

bloodroot (the vinegar or acetic tincture of bloodroot is the best) 

and four ounces of strong essence of anise, and you will have one of 

the best cough syrups known. Dose: A tablespoonful three to six times 

a day, according to circumstances. Good in all kinds of coughs and 

incipient consumption. 

 

 

SOOTHING COUGH MIXTURE. 

 

Take mucilage of gum arabic, oil of sweet almonds, syrup of balsam 

tolu, and wine of ipecac, of each one ounce; tincture of opium, half 

an ounce. Dose: For a grown person, one to two teaspoonfuls as often 

as required. 

 

 

COUGH MIXTURE. 

 

Take extract of liquorice, one ounce, powdered; nitrate of potash 

(saltpetre) and muriate of ammonia, of each two drams. Dissolve in 

half a pint of boiling water, and when cool add wine of ipecac, syrup 

of balsam tolu, and essence of anise, of each one ounce. Dose: From a 

teaspoonful to a tablespoonful several times a day. An excellent 

remedy for bronchitis, colds, and catarrhal coughs. 

 

 

EXPECTORANT TINCTURE. 

 

Take pulverized lobelia (seed or herb), powdered bloodroot, and 

powdered rattleroot (black cohosh), of each three ounces; alcohol and 

good vinegar, of each one pint. Digest for ten days or two weeks, then 

strain or filter and add four ounces each of wine of ipecac and 

tincture balsam of tolu and one ounce strong essence of anise. A 

portion of honey may be added if preferred. Dose: One to two 

teaspoonfuls repeated as often as circumstances require. Highly useful 

as an expectorant in coughs, colds, and all affections of the lungs. 

 

 

COMPOUND TINCTURE OF MYRRH. 

 

Take best gum myrrh, eight ounces; cayenne, balsam of fir, and 

nutmegs, of each one ounce; good brandy, two quarts. Bruise the solid 

articles, and let stand two weeks to digest (shake it once or twice 

every day), then strain or filter. Or, it may be made for immediate 

use by putting the whole in a stone jug and placing this in a warm 

sand bath or in a vessel of boiling water for twenty-four hours, 


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