Tuesday, May 17, 2011

#herbalsampleTuesday - The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery - Excerpt and Grandpa's Liniment

I love herbal remedies, and the old time cures. Thought I'd share a few of my favorites as the weeks go by, along with an excerpt from The Gifts. Hope you enjoy!

From Chapter 10

“Good Lord, Mary, she said she fell. She doesn’t have the flu.” Joshua watched impatiently as his wife continued to pack items of food for Ella Mae. The conversation with Sarah earlier had left him on edge. He wanted to get out to Ella Mae’s and back to town as quickly as possible. He didn’t want to leave Mary alone after dark.

“Oh, that’s right. Wait just a minute.” Mary disappeared into the bedroom returning with a small jar of odd-looking gel.

“Grandpa’s liniment. Works wonders for sore muscles.”

“Yeah, and smells like a polecat.”

“Joshua Cross, you keep a respectful tongue in your head about my grandpa.”

Joshua grinned, catching her as she huffed by him. “I love your grandpa. After all, if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have you,” he whispered as he ran his hand gently over the swell of her stomach. “Sure you don’t want to go with me?”

Of course, you should always consult your physician, however, if you love the old time remedies that may smell like a polecat, but seemed to work with great success, then give this one a try.

Grandpa's Liniment - for Rhuematism other maladies.

Combine 3 cups of cider vinegar and 1 cup of whiskey in large glass container (the SunTea jars are excellent for this). Add 3 eggs to the mixture (shells and all). Let stand until the eggs are totally absorbed and then add three cups of turpentine. Let stand for about a week and pour into glass containers to store.

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