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T he Uses of Glycerine

Glycerine has many uses for which ib was not originally manufactured, but which are none the cess effective. It contains properties peculiarly soothing to the human body. Application of it will often prevent sores, and no surer cure can be invented for fever blisters' and bed sores. Mixed with other liquids and powders it is found useful for a great rariety of things. Some of these prescriptions are as follows :—For the lips, tongue, and gums, when diseased or inflamed, disute pure glycerine with an equal quantity of water, and apply several times a day. If very severe add three parts of golden seal, one pound of powdered burnt alum, one part of witch hazel, and two parts of glycerine. Apply this every night, rubbing it thoroughly. For coughs and colds add one or two tablespoonfuls of glycerine m pure rye whisky. The same amount of glycerine put m rich cream will do as good work. A cold can be broken up by taking a glass of hot lemonade, with a teaspoonfnl of pure glycerine added, ju^t before retiring. If a severe sore throat characterises the cold, the cough will be greatly relieved by letting a mixture of glycerine, crystallised sugar and whisky trickle down the throat slowly. For the face a good skin purifier can be made by •making an oatmeal paste out of water and glycerine. Put this on over night and keep it m place by means of a mask. It is harmless, and fully as effective as many of the more injurious complexion improvers. The skin of the whole body can be made pure, soft, and fresh by adding a little glycerine m the morning and evening bath. For excessive perspiration of the feet a good cure can be made by taking one part of alum and two parts of glycerine, and mixing up thoroughly. Rub on the feet over night, and draw a light, open sock on each foot after the application. Bathe the feet m tepid water upon rising. Excessive perspiration and the unpleasant smell which come from the moisture will soon cease.

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The Uses of Glycerine, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 14 July 1890

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The Uses of Glycerine Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2466, 14 July 1890