Go to bed immediately. Do not cover yourself with too many covers. Do not get up until the fever stops. Together with it the main symptoms should disappear. The room must be aired, the window wide open if it is warm, because the fresh air and the sun are important factors in the treatment; they should never be neglected. Only one or two people can stay in the room with the sick person. The floor should be wiped with a wet cloth. The dry lips and gums should be cleaned and covered with glycerin. The following next few things should be done at the same time:
I. In the morning, at noon and in the evening 10 minutes before meals if you have high temperature, take 1 powder of 2 g of the following mix: 10 g of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), 10 г Sal ammoniac and 10 g of citric acid, made into powder and divided into 15 powder parts of 2 g each. Together with this powder drink 1 small glass of 75 ml decoction of: yarrow (Achillea millefolium) (leaves and blossom), peppermint, red cilantro (Eritraea centaurium) (leaves and blossom) and chicory (roots) – 50 g of each. Of that mix boil 2 table spoonfuls in 500 ml of water for 20 minutes and filter immediately.
II. Two hours after meals take 1 table spoonful decoction of 15 g of pure white mastic, finely crushed, and 0.5 l of pure olive oil. Boil it on low heat for 30 minutes in water bath; when it cools, filter through a thin napkin; strengthen with 5 g of turpentine.
If you have a heavy cough, take 1 tea spoonful mix of 500 g pure honey (boiled in advance in water bath for 10 minutes), 100 g of linseed oil flour, 20 g of ginger and 20 g of anise (Pimpinella anisum) (seed), made into powder and well mixed.
III. Ten minutes after you take one of the above, drink 1 small glass of 75 ml decoction of basil (leaves and blossom), plantain (Plantago maior) (leaves), hazel leaves and poplar leaves (from a conical poplar), 50 g of each. Of that mix put 2 table spoonfuls in 0.5 l of boiling water and leave them to boil 10 more minutes; when it cools, filter.
If you have a heavy cough, drink 1 small glass of 75 g decoction of althea roots (Althaea alba), elderberry (Sambucus nigra) blossom, hart’s tongue (Asplenium scolopendrium), plantain (Plantago lanceolata) (leaves), thyme, oregano and liquorice, 50 g of each. Of that mix put 2 table spoonfuls in 0.5 l of boiling water; add 1 table spoonful of honey, boil it for 10 minutes; when it cools, filter.