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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"Sweating” a patient by lighting a fire on the earthen floor, removing the fire,
strewing the floor with straw and watering the straw, then laying the patient on the
steaming straw, was another Highland cure cold, elder flower infusion, or
used remedy was to wash them in an infusion of elderflowers. This country
remedy was also used to remove the blackish discoloration of skin from sunburn.
Lemon juice was also recommended. In Scotland, buttermilk in which the leaves
As a syrup with sugar it has been given for jaundice; as an infusion for period
pain, as a mouthwash for thrush; as a fomentation for the after pains of childbirth;
as an infusion drunk for indigestion; in a mixture inhaled for sore throat or