Balsamic And Anti-putrid Vinegar

Balsamic and anti-putrid vinegar

GERMICIDE: Take rue, sage, mint, rosemary, and lavender, fresh gathered, of each a handful, cut them small, and put them into a stone jar, pour upon the herbs a pint of the best white wine vinegar; cover the jar close, and let it stand 8 days in the sun, or near a fire; then strain it off, and dissolve in it an ounce of camphor. This liquid, sprinkled about the sick chamber, or fumigated, will much revive the patient, and prevent the attendants from receiving infection.
Mackenzie's 5,000 Receipts, 1829

Apple Vinegar * Camphor * Peppermint * Rosemary * Rue * Sage *
Recipe Instructions: Herbal Vinegar
Source: Alice Cooke Brown. Early "American Herb Recipes", (1966)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Archaic :Many early herbal remedies are culled from books in the public domain and continue to be of great interest to modern herbalists and others interested in the history and practice of botanical medicine. They are presented here for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be taken without the knowledge required to adapt them to modern herbal practices.
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
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