diane suggested a thread on Toddies and Medicines of this era. I will start out with three old mountain remedies. Tonic for colds Mix 1 teaspoon of molasses for each teaspoon of sulphur. Give one teaspoon to a child with a cold after mixing. Whopping Cough Syrup 1/2 pound flax seed 1 cup granulated sugar 6 lemons (juice) 1/2 pound honey Put flax seed in bag; pour over it 1 1/2 pints of water. Let simmer down to 1/2 the amount. Remove from the fire and add other ingedients while still hot. Dose: Give any amount as often as needed. Half of recipe makes enough for one pint. According to author of this recipe, her mother and grandmother gave this to her and the other children who had whooping cough or bad colds. From: "Mountain Makin's in the Smokies". For Infants' Colds: Roast an onion wrapped in a wet cloth on hot ashes until soft. Peeling the outside off and mashing them, apply on a cloth to the hollow of the child's feet. Another mountain remedy.