Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places.

Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

Author: Gabrielle Hatfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078744

Page: 392

View: 795

A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places. * Over 200 A-Z entries on all aspects of folk medicine from asthma and childbirth to poultice and warts * Primary source documents from a variety of public archives and private collections * Illustrations of plant, animal, and mineral sources for folk remedies * Complete and extensive end-of-entry references

Folk medicine

A drink of the Borgie , a bite of the weed , Sets a ' the Cam ' slang folk wrang in
the head . " The weed is the weedy fungi . The story ... People flock to the beach
from all the country round for a healing dip . * Many persons and cattle were
cured ...

Folk medicine

Author: William George Black

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 228

View: 480

This is the authoritative English work on medical folklore.

Folk Medicine

Describes the effects of plants used as folk medicines around the world, and examines the beneficial properties of garlic and ginseng

Folk Medicine

Author: Richard P. Steiner

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN:

Page: 223

View: 976

Describes the effects of plants used as folk medicines around the world, and examines the beneficial properties of garlic and ginseng

Jamaican Folk Medicine

This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican.

Jamaican Folk Medicine

Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766401238

Page: 228

View: 496

This pioneering work is multi-disciplinary in approach as it examines the rich folk medicine of Jamaican. The authors analyse the historical and linguistic aspects of folk medicine, based on their research, extensive fieldwork and interviews. They explore the sociological and ethnological dimensions of common healing practices and Jamaica's biodiversity, in both flora and in fauna. As is the case with other aspects of Jamaican traditional culture, Jamaican folk medicine is largely misunderstood and subject to negative pejorative attitudes. This comprehensive study challenges some of the myths and misinformation. Particular attention is paid to cultural transference from Africa and the use of herbals in African-Jamaican religions. The comprehensive book is of academic value to teachers, students and researchers, and can also aid practitioners and policy makers in the field of health and healing. The work has an appendix and glossary as well as a detailed bibliography.

Texas Folk Medicine

Almost everyone remembers a grandmother's or an aunt's method for removing warts, stopping hiccups, or relieving the aches of rheumatism. Consequently, the reader will find much in this collection that is familiar.

Texas Folk Medicine

Author: John Q. Anderson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN:

Page: 91

View: 930

Almost everyone remembers a grandmother's or an aunt's method for removing warts, stopping hiccups, or relieving the aches of rheumatism. Consequently, the reader will find much in this collection that is familiar. Many of these folk medical practices are older than scientific medicine. Some reflect a belief in magic. Some ever written down, this oral lore has been passed down from generation to generation from the time of the first settlements in this country.

American Folk Medicine

Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.

American Folk Medicine

Author: Wayland D. Hand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520336763

Page: 354

View: 632

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.

Folk Medicine

This book takes a deep look into the folk medicine of Vermont. Written by a formally trained doctor who realised the local folk medicine was not only tradition but imperative to the way of life and the health of fellow Vermonters.

Folk Medicine

Author: D. C. Jarvis

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473385504

Page: 188

View: 860

This book takes a deep look into the folk medicine of Vermont. Written by a formally trained doctor who realised the local folk medicine was not only tradition but imperative to the way of life and the health of fellow Vermonters. This little guide provides knowledge and understanding of the nature and long successful uses of fold medicine and will be invaluable to anyone interested in daily increased vitality from childhood through maturity to satisfyingly active old age.

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world.

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

Author: Ji-Xian Guo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812810358

Page: 212

View: 254

Traditional folk medicine practices in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea OCo all located in Northeast Asia OCo are comparable. Since different usage of a folk medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to identify common applications derived from different empirical knowledge as well as variations in appreciation of the value of the same source in different cultural settings. The fourth volume of this book series continues with the objective of collating relevant information for showing the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world. It features 147 of the most frequently used medicinal plants, 43 animals, and 10 minerals in Northeast Asia as selected by the international editorial board. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the scientific names of the source, local names of the drug, special processing methods, administration methods, and applications in each country. Contraindications and side effects, if any, are highlighted. Relevant scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references, are also included. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products. Contents: Plant; Animal; Mineral. Readership: Medical and research scientists interested in the bioactive components of natural products."

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms.

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

Author: Anthony Cavender

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617390

Page: 288

View: 790

In the first comprehensive exploration of the history and practice of folk medicine in the Appalachian region, Anthony Cavender melds folklore, medical anthropology, and Appalachian history and draws extensively on oral histories and archival sources from the nineteenth century to the present. He provides a complete tour of ailments and folk treatments organized by body systems, as well as information on medicinal plants, patent medicines, and magico-religious beliefs and practices. He investigates folk healers and their methods, profiling three living practitioners: an herbalist, a faith healer, and a Native American healer. The book also includes an appendix of botanicals and a glossary of folk medical terms. Demonstrating the ongoing interplay between mainstream scientific medicine and folk medicine, Cavender challenges the conventional view of southern Appalachia as an exceptional region isolated from outside contact. His thorough and accessible study reveals how Appalachian folk medicine encompasses such diverse and important influences as European and Native American culture and America's changing medical and health-care environment. In doing so, he offers a compelling representation of the cultural history of the region as seen through its health practices.

Remedies and Rituals

Spells are conjured, herbs collected, and potions concocted in this fascinating history of the practices and beliefs of Norway's folk healers at home and in the New Land.

Remedies and Rituals

Author:

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780873517508

Page: 337

View: 943

Black Folk Medicine

This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies.

Black Folk Medicine

Author: Wilbur Watson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412818773

Page: 136

View: 674

Folk medicine is an important informal and traditional system of social health care support that is still wisely used in many nations including rural regions of the southern United States. This volume provides new insight into the various conditions and structures that help to account for the development and persistence of folk medicine in societies. The authors focus on older, primarily female, black users of folk medicine; the problem of trust in folk and modern doctor-patient relationships; the need for communication and information exchange between folk and modern medical doctors; and a variety of social, cultural, and psychological factors related to drug misuse among the poor, the elderly, rural and uneducated consumers of health services.

Folk Medicine

Explores the rich history of medicinal remedies, including traditional and non-traditional methods.

Folk Medicine

Author: Peter Sieling

Publisher: Mason Crest

ISBN: 9781590843413

Page: 101

View: 628

Explores the rich history of medicinal remedies, including traditional and non-traditional methods.

Folk Medicine Plant Lore and Healing Plants

It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on folklore.

Folk Medicine  Plant Lore  and Healing Plants

Author: Jane Wilde

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147335238X

Page: 77

View: 885

Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821–1896) was an Irish poet and mother of Oscar Wilde. She wrote under the pseudonym "Speranza” and famously supported the Irish nationalist movement. She also had a particular interest in folktales, which she collected. In “Folk Medicine, Plant Lore, and Healing Plants”, Wilde looks at a variety of natural cures, healing plants, and remedies from Irish folk culture ranging from love and invisibility potions, to remedies for toothache and beyond. Contents include: “The Properties of Herbs and Their Use in Medicine”, “Medical Superstitions and Ancient Charms”, and “Plants”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on folklore.

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

Since different usage of a medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to distinguish between true medical knowledge and superstition.In this first ...

International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine

Author: Takeatsu Kimura

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814499250

Page: 238

View: 155

Traditional folk medicine practices in Korea, China, Japan, and Hong Kong — all located in Northeast Asia — are comparable. Since different usage of a medicine may reflect cultural or regional differences, a detailed collation of the folk knowledge of traditional medicine can help to distinguish between true medical knowledge and superstition. In this first volume of a series of books that will compare the differences and similarities of traditional folk medicine practiced around the world, 200 of the most frequently used medicinal plants in Northeast Asia are selected by the international editorial board to be featured. The folk medical knowledge in each entry includes the botanical and local names of the drug, special processing, the administration method, efficacy in each country, contra-indications, and side effects. Also included are the scientific data on their chemistry and pharmacology, with references. All this scientific information should be a valuable asset to medical and research scientists working on the bioactive components of natural products. Contents:RhodomelaceaePolyporaceaeBlechnaceaeGinkgoaceaeCupressaceaeEphedraceaeMyricaceaeSalicaceaeMoraceaeUrticaceaePolygonaceaePhytolaccaceaeCaryophyllaceaeAmaranthaceaeMagnoliaceaeSchisandraceaeLauraceaRanunculaceaeand others Readership: Medical and research scientists interested in bioactive components of natural products. keywords: “This book is a comprehensive and timely contribution to the scientific understanding of traditional medicine and plant use in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea … It will be extremely useful to scientists and individuals who are not familiar or facile with the literature on medicinal plants of northeast Asia.” Journal of Natural Products “It is a notable achievement to have a brief summary of the scientific information on so many medicinal plants available, especially since this information is scattered through journals which frequently are difficult to obtain … the volume under review is a useful compilation of information on indigenous medicinal plants in this region and it is particularly noteworthy that an international collaboration made the book possible.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Herbal Folk Medicine

This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine.

Herbal Folk Medicine

Author: Thomas Broken Bear Squier

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466877375

Page: 256

View: 294

Our ancestors looked to plants and herbs for relief from common ailments such as colds, bruises, stomachaches, and sore muscles. Today we can look to those same herbs for relief from the skyrocketing cost of commercial medicines. - Medieval Europeans used St., John's wort to fight melancholia. Today we call it depression, but St. John's wort is still an effective remedy for many people. - Garlic has many uses, from fighting colds and infections to repelling ticks. The people of China have called it an official medicine since the sixth century. - Plains Indians have known for centuries that echinacea can fight colds by boosting immunity. This practical A to Z guide from Squier and Peden is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to share in the immense wealth of herbal folk medicine. You'll learn the historical and modern uses of every major medicinal herb, as well as how to prepare them and even harvest them from the wild. The engaging entries and cross-referenced appendix of ailments make Herbal Folk Medicine an excellent resource you will treasure.

Southern Folk Medicine

This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States.

Southern Folk Medicine

Author: Phyllis D. Light

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171571

Page: 304

View: 824

This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine—the only system of folk medicine, other than Native American, that developed in the United States. One of the system's last active practitioners, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods, and other healing techniques for more than thirty years. In everyday language, she explains how Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine was passed down orally through the generations by herbalists and healers who cared for people in their communities with the natural tools on hand.

Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

This book discusses the role of animals in traditional folk medicine and its meaning for wildlife conservation.

Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Author: Rômulo Alves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642290256

Page: 492

View: 273

People have relied on medicinal products derived from natural sources for millennia, and animals have long been an important part of that repertoire; nearly all cultures, from ancient times to the present, have used animals as a source of medicine. Ingredients derived from wild animals are not only widely used in traditional remedies, but are also increasingly valued as raw materials in the preparation of modern medicines. Regrettably, the unsustainable use of plants and animals in traditional medicine is recognized as a threat to wildlife conservation, as a result of which discussions concerning the links between traditional medicine and biodiversity are becoming increasingly imperative, particularly in view of the fact that folk medicine is the primary source of health care for 80% of the world’s population. This book discusses the role of animals in traditional folk medicine and its meaning for wildlife conservation. We hope to further stimulate further discussions about the use of biodiversity and its implications for wildlife conservation strategies.