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- Old CuresColds - Put sugar between two slices of turnip and leave on a saucer all night. The juice that comes out is a great cure.Sore eyes - Bathe with cold tea.Cold on the chest - goose grease spread on brown paper and put on the chest will cure a cold on the chest.Chilblains - people rubbed on lamp oil to cure them.Pain in the side - Heat a plate before the fire, wrap it in flannel and apply it to the part where the pain is most severe: when the plate cools, apply another heated one.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.