A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places.
Author: Gabrielle Hatfield
Category: Health & Fitness
A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places. * Over 200 A-Z entries on all aspects of folk medicine from asthma and childbirth to poultice and warts * Primary source documents from a variety of public archives and private collections * Illustrations of plant, animal, and mineral sources for folk remedies * Complete and extensive end-of-entry references
Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.
Author: Wayland D. Hand
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.
Author: Thomas Broken Bear SquierPublish On: 2014-08-05
This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine.
Author: Thomas Broken Bear Squier
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Category: Health & Fitness
Our ancestors looked to plants and herbs for relief from common ailments such as colds, bruises, stomachaches, and sore muscles. Today we can look to those same herbs for relief from the skyrocketing cost of commercial medicines. - Medieval Europeans used St., John's wort to fight melancholia. Today we call it depression, but St. John's wort is still an effective remedy for many people. - Garlic has many uses, from fighting colds and infections to repelling ticks. The people of China have called it an official medicine since the sixth century. - Plains Indians have known for centuries that echinacea can fight colds by boosting immunity. This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine. You'll learn the historical and modern uses of every major medicinal herb, as well as how to prepare them and even harvest them from the wild. The engaging entries and cross-referenced appendix of ailments make Herbal Folk Medicine an excellent resource you will treasure.
He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms.
Author: Anthony Cavender
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Health & Fitness
In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices.
Author: William George BlackPublish On: 2019-05-28
The publications of the Folk-Lore Society have been of great service, and also the works of Dr. Tylor and Sir John Lubbock.Special acknowledgment for notes, books, references, and counsel, must be made to Dr. Tylor, Mr. A. Lang, Professor ...
Author: William George Black
"Folk-Medicine" comprehends charms, incantations, and traditional habits and customs relative to the preservation of health and the cure of disease, practised now or formerly at home and abroad; an attempt has been made in the following pages also to classify the explanations of the cause of disease which come to light in folk-lore. I would refer to Chapter XIII. for my reasons for differing from certain conclusions to which Mr. Herbert Spencer has given the weight of his authority on subjects intimately associated with several classes of Folk-Medicine.Through the courtesy of many correspondents, known and unknown, I have been enabled to make use of notes which in several instances have not before appeared in print. I have endeavoured in every case to indicate my authority for the folklore embodied in my text, and should I in any case have failed to do so I must ask my readers to believe that there has been no intentional neglect. A list is appended of the chief works consulted. When the MS. left my hands no part of Grimm's great work, "Deutsche Mythologie," had been translated, otherwise I should, of course, have availed myself of English words. As it is, I have added in most cases a second reference to the translation by Mr. Stallybrass, when a quotation has been made from the first volume; the second volume of Mr. Stallybrass's translation has been too recently issued to allow of my making use of it in the same way. M. Lenormant's ""La Magie chez les Chaldéens" has also been translated since I first referred to its pages. The publications of the Folk-Lore Society have been of great service, and also the works of Dr. Tylor and Sir John Lubbock.Special acknowledgment for notes, books, references, and counsel, must be made to Dr. Tylor, Mr. A. Lang, Professor Veitch, and Professor Young, of Glasgow University; Professor Lindsay, of the Free Church College, Glasgow; Miss Guernsey, Rochester, U.S.A.; Mr. W. H. Patterson, Belfast; and the Rev. G. S. Streitfeild, Louth.Mr. Gomme and Mr. Robert Guy, Glasgow, have read all the proof sheets and revises, and have favoured me with many suggestions. To Mr. Gomme I am, in common with all the other members of the Folk-Lore Society, under great obligations for unfailing courtesy; but I trust he will allow me to bear special testimony to his untiring desire to promote the best interests of the study of Folk-Lore. The fault of any errors or mis-statements must entirely rest upon myself; that there are such I cannot but believe; that there were not more is due to the careful and valued criticism of Mr. Gomme and Mr. Guy.
He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more. From the Paperback edition.
Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Fawcett Books
Category: Health & Fitness
"A fascinating book by a distinguished Vermont physician." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For centuries the vigorous and healthy families of Vermont have passed down simple commonsense home remedies for all sorts of common aches and pains, from one generation to the next. Dr. Jarvis spent years practicing medicine in the Green Mountains and observed the natural wonders of Vermont folk medicine. He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more. From the Paperback edition.
The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world.
Author: Ji-Xian Guo
Publisher: World Scientific
Traditional folk medicine practices in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea OCo all located in Northeast Asia OCo are comparable. Since different usage of a folk medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to identify common applications derived from different empirical knowledge as well as variations in appreciation of the value of the same source in different cultural settings. The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world. It features 147 of the most frequently used medicinal plants, 43 animals, and 10 minerals in Northeast Asia as selected by the international editorial board. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the scientific names of the source, local names of the drug, special processing methods, administration methods, and applications in each country. Contraindications and side effects, if any, are highlighted. Relevant scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references, are also included. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products. Contents: Plant; Animal; Mineral. Readership: Medical and research scientists interested in the bioactive components of natural products."
This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican.
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican. The authors analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing practices and Jamaica's biodiversity, in both flora and in fauna. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensive study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbals in African-Jamaican religions. The comprehensive book is of academic value to teachers, students and researchers, and can also aid practitioners and policy makers in the field of health and healing. The work has an appendix and glossary as well as a detailed bibliography.
5 Folk Medicine and Older Blacks in Southern United States Wilbur H. Watson
The widespread development and persistence of traditional medicine among
Afro-Americans and their corresponding underutilization of modern medical ...
Author: Wilbur Watson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
Folk medicine is an important informal and traditional system of social health care support that is still wisely used in many nations including rural regions of the southern United States. This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies. The authors focus on older, primarily female, black users of folk medicine; the problem of trust in folk and modern doctor-patient relationships; the need for communication and information exchange between folk and modern medical doctors; and a variety of social, cultural, and psychological factors related to drug misuse among the poor, the elderly, rural and uneducated consumers of health services.
Since different usage of a medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to distinguish between true medical knowledge and superstition.In this first ...
Author: Takeatsu Kimura
Publisher: World Scientific
Traditional folk medicine practices in Korea, China, Japan, and Hong Kong — all located in Northeast Asia — are comparable. Since different usage of a medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to distinguish between true medical knowledge and superstition. In this first volume of a series of books that will compare the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world, 200 of the most frequently used medicinal plants in Northeast Asia are selected by the international editorial board to be featured. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the botanical and local names of the drug, special processing, the administration method, efficacy in each country, contra-indications, and side effects. Also included are the scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products. Contents:RhodomelaceaePolyporaceaeBlechnaceaeGinkgoaceaeCupressaceaeEphedraceaeMyricaceaeSalicaceaeMoraceaeUrticaceaePolygonaceaePhytolaccaceaeCaryophyllaceaeAmaranthaceaeMagnoliaceaeSchisandraceaeLauraceaRanunculaceaeand others Readership: Medical and research scientists interested in bioactive components of natural products. keywords: “This book is a comprehensive and timely contribution to the scientific understanding of traditional medicine and plant use in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea … It will be extremely useful to scientists and individuals who are not familiar or facile with the literature on medicinal plants of northeast Asia.” Journal of Natural Products “It is a notable achievement to have a brief summary of the scientific information on so many medicinal plants available, especially since this information is scattered through journals which frequently are difficult to obtain … the volume under review is a useful compilation of information on indigenous medicinal plants in this region and it is particularly noteworthy that an international collaboration made the book possible.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology
At that time outside of the rural south, no one was talking much about Southern Folk Medicine. Instead, most herbalists were intent on “legitimizing” herbalism by
emphasizing the scientific research and modern applications of plant medicine.
Author: Phyllis D. Light
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system's last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for more than thirty years. In everyday language, she explains how Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine was passed down orally through the generations by herbalists and healers who cared for people in their communities with the natural tools on hand.
Likeke R. McBride combined his talents as a thorough researcher and botanical illustrator with a life-long interest in folk medicine to produce this book of extraordinary value for students of natural medicines and Hawaiians.
Author: L. R. McBride
Publisher: Petroglyph PressLtd
Likeke R. McBride combined his talents as a thorough researcher and botanical illustrator with a life-long interest in folk medicine to produce this book of extraordinary value for students of natural medicines and Hawaiians. Remedies consist of fragments of the knowledge of the medical kahuna and treatments that have come with immigrants from around the world. Instructions are given for finding, identifying and using plants and herbs, including the tools needed to do the job.
Some clearly go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs. The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance.
Author: Patrick Logan
Publisher: Appletree Press (IE)
Category: Traditional medicine
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, HEALING & HEALTH. Folk medicine was long practised in Ireland and has not yet completely died out. In some respects it has blended into the 'New Age' interest in natural treatments and holistic medicine. But folk medicine, particularly before the rise of medical science in the nineteenth century, was always a curious blend of common-sense and practical observation, and of useless or even nonsensical cures. To cure a child of dropsy by tying it up in a rope used to hang an innocent man was not likely to help; nor did sheep droppings boiled in milk help much with whooping cough. Dr Patrick Logan traces a comprehensive range of 'country cures' both for people and animals, practised in Ireland throughout the centuries. Some clearly go back to early or pre-Christian times and beliefs. The entire book is a striking testimony to human ingenuity, optimism and endurance. The great mass of the population had no access to a doctor; the local wise woman or bonesetter was the only hope.
It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on folklore.
Author: Jane Wilde
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821–1896) was an Irish poet and mother of Oscar Wilde. She wrote under the pseudonym "Speranza” and famously supported the Irish nationalist movement. She also had a particular interest in folktales, which she collected. In “Folk Medicine, Plant Lore, and Healing Plants”, Wilde looks at a variety of natural cures, healing plants, and remedies from Irish folk culture ranging from love and invisibility potions, to remedies for toothache and beyond. Contents include: “The Properties of Herbs and Their Use in Medicine”, “Medical Superstitions and Ancient Charms”, and “Plants”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on folklore.
Chapter 9 A Global Overview of Carnivores Used in Traditional Medicines
Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves, Lorena Cristina Lana Pinto, Raynner Rilke
Duarte Barboza, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Ronnie Enderson Mariano
Author: Rômulo Alves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
People have relied on medicinal products derived from natural sources for millennia, and animals have long been an important part of that repertoire; nearly all cultures, from ancient times to the present, have used animals as a source of medicine. Ingredients derived from wild animals are not only widely used in traditional remedies, but are also increasingly valued as raw materials in the preparation of modern medicines. Regrettably, the unsustainable use of plants and animals in traditional medicine is recognized as a threat to wildlife conservation, as a result of which discussions concerning the links between traditional medicine and biodiversity are becoming increasingly imperative, particularly in view of the fact that folk medicine is the primary source of health care for 80% of the world’s population. This book discusses the role of animals in traditional folk medicine and its meaning for wildlife conservation. We hope to further stimulate further discussions about the use of biodiversity and its implications for wildlife conservation strategies.
After interviewing more than 1,400 senior citizens throughout New England and New York State, Elisabeth Janos compiled a wealth of information for this one-of-a-kind compendium.
Author: Elisabeth Janos
Publisher: Lyons Press
Category: Health & Fitness
How did people deal with ordinary illnesses and injuries in the days when doctors were too far away or too expensive to summon? After interviewing more than 1,400 senior citizens throughout New England and New York State, Elisabeth Janos compiled a wealth of information for this one-of-a-kind compendium. The vivid first-hand accounts describe how people used to make do with healing substances they kept on pantry shelves at home or gathered outdoors. Included are old-time remedies such as *a tablespoon of skunk oil to cure laryngitis *a bandage of bruised plantain leaves to ease the itch of poison ivy *a salt pork poultice for infection *a barefoot walk through fresh cow manure to cure athlete's foot *a potato compress for a migraine *ginger tea for a fever *a paste of night crawlers and heavy cream rubbed onto the skin to mend broken bones Learn why the typical "medicine chest" contained milk, salt, sugar, molasses, onions, and potatoes, curing everything from eye, ear, nose, and throat problems to nervous conditions to infant and childhood ailments. Depicting an intimate portrait of Northeast America at the turn of the century, this distinctive, spirited treasury preserves the many homespun cures that offered relief to an earlier generation.