removing evil spirits and harm
the evil spirit on the hands that can be removed with careful washing,
eye-shadow that cause the Daughter of the King to pass by
a log of 40+day old urine will keep witchcraft (and everyone else) at bay.
and all these harmful evil spirits are female...
(this page of the talmud discusses various remedies and cures. taking medicine for non-fatal aliments is not permitted on the sabbath. for english translation of this talmud page, see here)