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HEALTH-SUGGESTIONS. 527

COUGH SYRUP.

SYRUP of squills four ounces, syrup of tolu four ounces, tincture of blood-root one and one-half ounces, camphorated tincture of opium four ounces. Mix. Dose for an adult, one teaspoonful repeated every two to four hours, or as often as necessary.

LEANNESS

Is CAUSED generally by lack of power in the digestive organs to digest and assimilate the fat-producing elements of food. First re- store digestion, take plenty of sleep, drink all the water the stomach will bear in the morning on rising, take moderate exercise in the open air, eat oatmeal, cracked wheat, graham mush, baked sweet apples, roasted and broiled beef, cultivate jolly people, and bathe daily.

FOR TOOTHACHE.

THE worst toothache, or neuralgia, coming from the teeth may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application of a bit of clean cotton saturated in a solution of ammonia to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter by the application, but the pain will disappear.

Alum reduced to a powder, a teaspoonful of the powder and an equal quantity of fine salt well mixed, applied to the gums by dipping your moistened finger in the mixed powder; put some also in the tooth, and keep rubbing the gums with it; it scarcely ever fails to

cure.

TO CURE A STING OF A BEE OR WASP.

BIND on common baking soda, dampened with water. Or mix com- mon earth with water to about the consistency of mud.

TO CURE EARACHE.

TAKE a bit of cotton batting, put on it a pinch of black pepper, gather it up and tie it, dip it in sweet oil, and insert it in the ear; put a flannel bandage over the head to keep it warm; it often gives immediate relief.

Tobacco smoke, puffed into the ear, has often been effectual.

Another remedy : Take equal parts of tincture of opium and glyc- erine. Mix. and from a warm teaspoon drop two or three drops into

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