Fold Remedies For Common Ailments
-Treating Common Ailments
-Preparations For Internal Use
-Remedies And Ailments Chart
The sections in this book include three relevant categories; 'From The Kitchen
Cupboard,' 'From The Garden & Windbreak,' and 'From The Bathroom Cabinet.'
Each of these list items often found from these places with each of their properties,
part of the body it helps, their history, vitamins, and mineral contents (if any), and
details for internal and external uses.
There is a pleasant introduction before the author provides instructions on how to
make teas, infusions, decoctions, syrups, medical honeys, tinctures, juices, throat sprays,
gargle and mouthwash for external uses. Following this are preparations for external such
as baths, hand and foot baths, ointments, creams, lotions, compresses, poultices, lineaments,
medicinal oils, room sprays, steam treatments/facial steamer, vaporizers, eyewash/eyecup,
juice, and sleep pillows.
Two Helpful Highlights
1. Burdock: A hot decoction of burdock causes sweating and clears toxins from tissues via
the skin. This reduces a fever and speeds recovery from eruptive infections such as measles.
Burdock folk remedies from the past: Burdock has been used traditionally to lower blood sugar
in diabetes. Modern research has confirmed that the bitter glycosides have a reflex action
on the pancreas, and the root is rich in inulin, a starch which does not stress the pancreas.
2. Milk and Yogurt: Yogurt is very useful in the treatment of yeast infections such as thrush.
Plain live yogurt applied to the affected area 2-3 times daily will relieve itching and clear
the infection quickly.
Yogurt folk remedies from the past: Yogurt's ability to ward off diarrhea and bowel problems
has been known for centuries.
To keep their skin clear, soft, and supple, people were recommended to sponge their body with
2.2 pints (1 liter) of milk mixed with the juice of 2 lemons.
Toward the end of this handy book is a chart called, 'Remedies And Ailments.' Find and
read an ailment, then follow to a remedy or read from the remedy first, then follow to an ailment.
A handy, quick reference guide with helpful pictures. You'll find what you need to know
fast then be able to use the remedies right away because the ingredients are ones most people
have around the house.
As the working mother of two who wants to help her family by using natural and safe
treatments, I heartily recommend this book. It's an asset to have around the house.