Folk Medicine (North American Folklore Series)by Peter Sieling
Did you ever consider taking a mixture of tar and honey to soothe a cough? Or did you know that an onion poultice is said to cure pneumonia? And how about tannic acid (found in black tea and blackberry leaves)? According to some, it's a miracle drug, good for whatever "ails you." sIn Folk Medicine you'll find more old-time remedies for a variety of ailments. You'll discover the medical folklore of various groups, including: Native Americans. people from Appalachia. African Americans. Hispanic Americans. Asian Americans. sFor many people, folk practices supplement the treatments offered by modern medicine. That's why folk medicine is alive and growing today.
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