Wednesday, 14 January 2009
B is for…
Continuing our collection of reminiscences from ‘Patience’
B is for..
Bicarbonate of soda
for an ulcer, make it into a paste. Very good for indigestion
Used it for cleansing, put it on sores and boracic powder, the main staple in our house, for your eyes
A drawing ointment for boils, spots, drawing for splinters. Soaked it in milk, very hot milk. You held in on with a piece of cloth. Or soak it in water for a sore throat, your mother put the bread in a bandage around your neck, or was it a sock?
Brimstone and sulphur
Regular every Saturday for your bowls, really got you going, mixed with golden syrup on a saucer, every week
Brimstone and treacle like a hot toddy, good for you, shift anything.
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