It was many years ago when Mom used
her homemade remedies for my childhood ailments. Mom’s tried-and-true treatments
consisted of a mustard plaster and a milk poultice, which were used frequently
since we very rarely visited a doctor.
The mustard plaster was applied to
treat a chest cold or any unknown reason for a deep or painful cough. The milk
poultice was placed on and pressed against the source of an infection.
Mom was always prompt and ready
with her healing treatments. Each time they were applied, we got positive
I don’t have the formulas for Mom’s
successful cures, and I wish I had asked for them so I could have secured this
vital information in a safe place. That knowledge would have been quite helpful
in raising five children, and even now in my older years.
Beaver Dams, New York
more interesting homemade remedies in Stories of Natural Cures for Common Ailments.