Glycerine and Whiskey Mix these about half and half and take a tablespoonful for the coughs from colds or coughs that are not chronic-the cough that annoys the rest of the family at night, as well as its victim. So say some old timers.
Teucrium marum verum [Teucr]
The botanist, Linnaeus, is said to have been a great believer in the therapeutic powers of this species of thyme. Said to have cured coughs with night sweats; coughs in old persons who cannot raise phelgm, and asthmatic coughs; these are hints for its use. Dosage, from 5 drops of the tincture in water to the 3d potency.
Sage, or the tincture of Salvia off., is a good, old domestic remedy for constant hawking coughs. Give material doses, say 5 drops of the tincture of sage tea.
in the 1st dilution, has proved to be curative in the most obstinate bronchial coughs. This from an English doctor. Mullein leaves.-Dry fresh mullein leaves in an oven, and smoke them in a pipe, for constant hawking, and coughing. An old Irish remedy.
Aralia racemosa [Aral]
This drug is very effective, according to Burnett, in the cough that comes on after going to bed, or the cough that follows awakening, from the first sleep. In all others it is useless. He used from the 1x to the 3x.
Solanum Carolinense [Sol-c]
This is a remedy that has proved to be effectual in cases of spasmodic cough. Give drop doses, two or three times a day, of the tincture.
Justicia adhatoda [Just]
A drug of India, tincture of the leaves. The native cults say that no death can occur from a cough where this drug is used. Useful in all coughs, from bronchial to the blood spitting of tuberculosis. Dose, 1 to 5 drops of tincture, once or twice a day.
Manganum metallicum [ ]
In long standing coughs that cease when the patient lies down, but begins on arising, it is said that Manganum met. is an efficacious remedy.
Peppermint This is an old remedy for persistent dry coughs. Richard Hughes said that 8 or 10 drops of the essence of peppermint will often give, at least, relief in tuberculosis. it can be given on lump sugar.
Verbascum thapsus [Verb]
Some persons are much troubled, on going to bed, with persistent coughing, in some instances lasting for an hour or more. Verbascum thap., in 3d potency or higher, has given relief in such cases. Mullein oil, which is derived from the verbascum plant mullein, has also repute in the cure of coughs. Put out a few drops on a lump of sugar and swallow after it has dissolved in the mouth.
Kali carbonicum [Kali-c]
Some persons are troubled by a deep hollow, racking cough on arising in the morning. Kali carb. 30 has relieved cases of this sort.
A drop of the tincture on a lump of sugar is reputed to be excellent for winter coughs.
Magnesia phos [Mag-p]
6x is said to cure cough where little or nothing comes up- spasmodic and persistent hiccough.
6 will so some say, cure the cough that persists after a bad cold. Often verified-and not quite a therapeutical by-way.
Ferrum met [Ferr]
Many suffer from cramp in the feet and legs after going to bed. For such cases Ferrum met. 6x is said to be good remedy. Take on dose on retiring.
The cramps that often attack men who write much, writer cramp, piano player’s, or any others who use only one small set of muscles, will generally yield to a dose or two a day Gelsemium 3.
Cuprum metallicum [Cupr]
This drug, Cuprum met. 6x, is useful in choleraic cramps. Also, although this has nothing to do with cramps, it is said by some that the best drinking cup you can have is one made with pure cooler. They say that no germs can live in a copper vessel.