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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Old World and New World Traditions Gabrielle Hatfield. Moerman, Daniel E.
Native American Ethnobotany. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998. Vickery, Roy. A
Dictionary of Plant Lore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Chickweed ...
The tree's semimagical status in folklore, including the superstition that one must
never cut down an elder tree (without first asking the druids)– or that burning
green elder branches can cause rheumatism (Hatfield 1999: 76)— may reflect ...
In both England and Ireland, sore eyes were treated with its juice (Hatfield 1994;
37; Barbour 1897: 388). The plant has succulent rosettes of leaves and has been
used as a poultice to treat abscesses (Hatfield 1994: 21), while there are also ...