This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
This is an affection of the skin, produced by sudden alternations of cold and heat, most commonly affecting the toes, heels, ears, or fingers. It is attended with itching, swelling, pain, and slight redness at first; it may afterwards become of a livid hue, with vesications and ulcerative fissures, which are difficult to heal.
TREATMENT. -- Wash the parts thoroughly, and then apply tallow, and if on the hands, draw on a pair of old gloves, especially at night. The "Herbal Ointment" is a sure and rapid cure for chilblains.