Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions
ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 392페이지
Informative and engaging, yet authoritative and well researched, "Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine" reveals previously unexamined connections between folk medicine practices on either side of the Atlantic, as well as within different cultures (Celtic, Native American, etc.) in the United Kingdom and America. For students, school and public libraries, folklorists, anthropologists, or anyone interested in the history of medicine, it offers a unique way to explore the fascinating crossroads where social history, folk culture, and medical science meet.
From the 17th century to the present, the encyclopedia covers remedies from animal, vegetable, and mineral sources, as well as practices combining natural "materia medica" with rituals. Its over 200 alphabetically organized, fully cross-referenced entries allow readers to look up information both by ailment and by healing agent. Entries present both British and North American traditions side by side for easy comparison and identify the surprising number of overlaps between folk and scientific medicine.
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A cough syrup has been made in Pennsylvania from the blossoms, with lemon
and sugar (Fogel 1915:131), while for cataract, pieces of the root have been worn
as an amulet around the neck (Brendle and Unger 1935:124). A tea made from ...
They include sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), ragweed (Ambrosia sp.), and
mullein (Brown 1952– 1964, 6:173). A bath of hemlock infusion was another
recommendation (Lick and Brendle 1922: 281). An infusion of bulrush (Scirpus
It has also been used to treat scarlet fever (Brendle and Unger 1935: 90) and
hives (Anderson 1970: 42). The water collecting on cowpats has been used to
treat warts (Waugh 1918: 23). Cow excrement has been used, like that of sheep,
as an ...