Re: [Cz-L] Affordable maladies

From: Miriam Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:52:44 -0500
Reply-To: Miriam Taylor <>

Since Hardy wrote about the words denoting various maladies
used by "Bessere Menschen" and "Amchu" in Czernowitz.
I would like to mention the home remedies used to cure some of them.

To cure a stomach ache, the lid of a large pot was placed in the oven.
When it was hot, the lid was wrapped in a towel and placed on the
of the affected person.

To disinfect a wound, a Lily petal which had been sitting patiently
in alcohol,
was placed on the wound and the wound wrapped in a piece of "Schmatte"
torn from an old shirt or sheet.

To alleviate a sore throat, you drank hot milk mixed with butter and

To extract the puss from an infected wound, a piece of onion
was placed on the cast iron stove, till it was cooked, then placed on
the wound
and bandaged with a clean "Schmatte".

Does anyone remember "Essig saure Tohn-Erde"?
I cannot remember what it was used for, but I liked the sound of the

On Jan 29, 2014, at 8:36 AM, HARDY BREIER wrote:

> If a Bessere Mentsch had a : we had a :
> Leistenbruch Kile
> Migraene Kopweitig
> Kolitis
> Boichgrimenisch Blutegel
> Piowkes
> Ventuze Bankes
> Ohrenrauschen Kopzhimzhen
> Rheumatismus Seitenstechen
> Lumbago Krizhesweitig
> Sepsis
> Blutfargifting
> We couldnt afford otherwise-- much too costly; Hardy

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