A Pioneer’s Apothecary

TO RELIEVE A COLD,  slice open a fresh onion and allow it to sit overnight near the “sick bed.”

Boil one quart of water, add one tablespoon each of sage, thyme, and chamomile flowers, fresh or dried. Allow the steam to rise and inhale the vapors.

Steam one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger root in one cup of boiled water for fifteen minutes. Strain and add one tablespoon of filtered honey.