Searchlights on Health eBook

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13.  NO RIGHT TO MARRY.—­A delicate girl has no right until she be made strong, to marry.  If she should marry, she will frequently, when in labor, not have strength, unless she has help, to bring a child into the world; which, provided she be healthy and well-formed, ought not to be.  How graphically the Bible tells of delicate women not having strength to bring children into the world:  “For the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.”—­2 Kings XIX, 3.

14.  TOO SPARING.—­Menstruation at another time is too sparing; this is a frequent cause of sterility.  Medical aid, in the majority of cases, will be able to remedy the defect, and, by doing so, will probably be the means of bringing the womb into a healthy state, and thus predispose to conception.

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CELEBRATED PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL DISEASES AND HOW TO USE THEM.

VINEGAR FOR HIVES.

After trying many remedies in a severe case of hives, Mr. Swain found vinegar lotion gave instant relief, and subsequent trials in other cases have been equally successful.  One part of water to two parts of vinegar is the strength most suitable.

THROAT TROUBLE.

A teaspoonful of salt, in a cup of hot water makes a safe and excellent gargle in most throat troubles.

FOR SWEATING FEET, WITH BAD ODOR.

Wash the feet in warm water with borax, and if this don’t cure, use a solution of permanganate to destroy the fetor; about five grains to each ounce of water.

AMENORRHOEA.

The following is recommended as a reliable emmenagogue in many cases of functional amenorrhoea: 

  Bichloride of mercury,
  Arsenite of sodium, aa gr. iij. 
  Sulphate of strychnine, gr. iss. 
  Carbonate of potassium,
  Sulphate of iron, aa gr. xlv.

Mix and divide into sixty pills.  Sig.  One pill after each meal.

SICK HEADACHE.

Take a spoonful of finely powdered charcoal in a small glass of warm water to relieve a sick headache.

It absorbs the gasses produced by the fermentation of undigested food.

AN EXCELLENT EYE WASH.

  Acetate of zinc, 20 grains. 
  Acetate of morphia, 5 grains. 
  Rose water, 4 ounces.  Mix.

FOR FILMS AND CATARACTS OF THE EYES.

  Blood Root Pulverized, 1 ounce. 
  Hog’s lard, 3 ounces.

Mix, simmer for 20 minutes, then strain; when cold put a little in the eyes twice or three times a day.

FOR BURNS AND SORES.

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