A quick-reference guide listed in an alphabetized format reveals many natural Mexican home remedies used for centuries to cure ailments such as headaches, cramps, coughs, depression, and more, all of which can be created in one's own kitchen. Original.
Today, more and more people are beginning to rediscover the healing powers of roots and plants. Indeed, some of the most frequently prescribed and powerful drugs are based on plant extracts. Jan de Vries has researched as far back as the twelfth century and has recorded the folk wisdom of various countries, learning from them the popular remedies passed on by their forebears. In Traditional Home and Herbal Remedies, he shares some of these secrets with his readers. Everyone who agrees with his philosophy that nature has a way to help every illness will find this book an invaluable source of information and encouragement.
Nowadays when there is anything wrong with us we are used to purchasing a whole range of patent medicines over the pharmacist's counter or to going to our doctor to get a drug especially prescribed for us. This, however, is a recent development in the history of mankind. The drugs revolution did not really get under way until after World War II, although of course doctors had recourse to a range of medications before that. In contrast with the drugs revolution, folk medicine dated back into the mists of time. There is archaeological evidence that primitive human beings made use of healing plants. It was natural that people would make use of what was to hand, whether this was to feed them, keep them warm or make them well. Finding cures for particular ailments was obviously carried out over the centuries on a trial and error basis. These cures were handed down by word of mouth, originally because this was the only way possible, but even with the spread of literacy family remedies continued to be handed on orally from generation to generation. With the introduction of the a National Health Service, people could consulted doctors. This, in addition to the fact that many people had moved to populated urban areas where medical treatment was more readily available, and to the fact that transport facilities had generally increased, led to a marked decrease in the reliance of cures based on the fields, hedgerows and kitchen cupboards. Recently there has been a reaction in society against our technological age, and some people are once again turning to simple, natural things and rejecting the sophisticated and the synthetic. This reaction has included remedies for illnesses, and herbal medicine has become popular as a branch of alternative medicine. To some extent the wheel has come full circle. It should be pointed out that this book is intended only for the interest of the reader. It is in no way a do-it-yourself herbal manual and should not be treated as such. The whole area of folk and herbal medicine is one that is fraught with potential risk, some herbs being toxic and some being inappropriate. and even dangerous in certain situations. Anyone contemplating using herbal cures should consult a herbal specialist trained in modern herbal medicine techniques. No one involved with the preparation or publication of the book can be held liable for any consequences arising from the use of this book or for any errors. This also applies to the old stain remedies given in the Appendix.
The book contains remedies using • Household ingredients such as ghee, honey, garlic, turmeric. • Spices such as ginger, cumin, black pepper and clove. • Pulses like black gram, green gram, horse gram. • Dairy products such as butter, ghee and yoghurt. • Dry fruits and nuts such as walnuts, dates, almonds and raisins. • Fruits such as pineapple, custard apple, banana and mango. • Vegetables like okra, cucumber, radish, carrot and more! Remedies from ancient Ayurveda textbooks - Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Hrudayam etc. Explanation of how exactly the remedies are useful, in which particular symptoms, in which stage of disease? Folklore, tribal remedies from communities such as Soliga, Guni etc.
With a sense of urgency, Dr. Tyler has collected and transcribed some 750 folk remedies still alive in the memories of more than 175 Hoosier-area correspondents. The pharmacologist, who has thirty years experience with natural-product remedies, fears these cures will soon be forgotten, since modern medicine usually writes them off as hoax, and those who practice them are becoming fewer and fewer. By suggesting further investigation of some remedies, warning readers against downright dangerous cures, and noting the constitutive ingredients of those proven effective, Tyler invites further illumination of this shady region between superstition and science while entertaining his reader with much fascinating medical tore. Hoosiers, folklore followers, physicians, and pharmacologists will appreciate the meticulous clarity of Tyler's scientific commentary on folk medicines.
Karin Berndl and Nici Hofer are firm believers in the power of natural remedies. In Vinegar Socks, they share 40 traditional home remedies that have been handed down through the generations and are tried and tested in curing common ailments and illnesses, all of which can be made easily at home using store-cupboard ingredients. Discover the amazing healing properties of nature's abundance and find drug-free relief with these invaluable at-home solutions. Concoctions include vinegar socks for a fever (wearing soaked vinegar socks stimulates the blood flow and lowers the temperature as well as mobilizing the immune system), tummy tea to cure flatulence, horseradish necklace to treat a fever, and sap ointment for wounds. With cute styling and a strong design element, Vinegar Socks is the only book you'll need this fall to ensure you stay in perfect health.