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Kidney Troubles

Recipe No.1*


  • 1oz Tincture Gentian Compound
  • 1oz Liquid Barkola Compound
  • 1oz Syrup of Rhubarb
  • 5oz syrup of Ginger


Mix all the above ingredients together thoroughly

Recipe No.2


  • ½ pint Cod Liver Oil
  • ½ pint Lime Water
  • 1oz Glycerin
  • ½ oz of Essence of Almondo
  • 1d Hypophosphates of Soda
  • 1d Hypophosphates of Lime
  • 1 small tin of Nestles Milk
  • 1 Fresh Egg


  1. Dissolve the Hypophosphates of Soda and Lime in the Lime Water.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together thoroughly.
  3. Drink the emulsion (no you don’t paint it on) morning and night until discomfort eases.

Maggie Wailes

* Just one more thing, yes another slight hitch: The trouble with recipe number 1 is, he doesn’t say if you drink it or rub it on! So is it a Rub or is it a medicine? It’s up to you lads, but judging from the ingredients, whatever way you decide to take it -“bottoms up”.*

* Northumbria Smallholders Association accepts no responsibility to anyone who follows these remedies, they are meant to show the things that people used in the past*