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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Rheumatism. and. artfiritis. The number and variety of folk remedies for these
conditions are indicative of their frequency and of the fact that no really
successful cure has been or is available. In Norfolk, fastening a stone with a hole
in it under ...
Cabbage water was among the many herbal treatments used for rheumatism in
British folk medicine. Many of the other British folk uses of cabbage relate to its
large cooling leaves. These have been used as a compress for breast abscesses
In North American folk medicine there are innumerable rheumatism treatments.
Like those in Britain, they can be categorized into counter-irritant “rubs,” healing
herbs, amulets, and other superstitions. Numerous plants have been used by ...