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Balm of Gilead Oil

Instructions

Put loosely into a bottle as many balm of Gilead flowers as will come up to a third part of its height; then nearly fill up the bottle with sweet oil, which should be of the best quality. Let it infuse (shaking it occasionally) for several days, and it will then be fit for use. It is considered a good remedy for bruises of the skin; also for cuts, burns, and scalds that are not very bad, and should be applied immediately, by wetting a soft rag with it; renewing it frequently.

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Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).


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