Me again, Renee Ryan. I’m deep in the middle of my latest work-in-progress. My heroine’s mother has taken ill, so I thought I would share some of my findings for home remedies of the 1890s.
For sore throat: Dog Fennel boiled with lard created a soothing tonic.
Elderberry Blossom Tea was thought the best treatment for fever.
Pepperment was used for stomach aches
Turpentine (a fluid obtained by distilling resin obtained from pine trees) and sugar was believed to cure worms
For an earache, laudanum was dropped in the ear with a dropper
For colds: Onions were boiled to a concentrated solution and then sweetened with sugar.