Folk Medicine


Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473385504
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 188
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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.

Folk Medicine


Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0345471741
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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"A fascinating book by a distinguished Vermont physician." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For centuries the vigorous and healthy families of Vermont have passed down simple commonsense home remedies for all sorts of common aches and pains, from one generation to the next. Dr. Jarvis spent years practicing medicine in the Green Mountains and observed the natural wonders of Vermont folk medicine. He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more. From the Paperback edition.

Folk Medicine


Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Laing Press
ISBN: 9781447446378
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 188
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia


Author: Anthony Cavender
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469617390
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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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.

Jamaican Folk Medicine

A Source of Healing
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson,Mervyn C. Alleyne
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401238
Category: History
Page: 228
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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.

Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

Old World and New World Traditions
Author: Gabrielle Hatfield
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078744
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 392
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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

Herbal Folk Medicine

An A to Z Guide
Author: Thomas Broken Bear Squier,Lauren David Peden
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466877375
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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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.

Arthritis and Folk Medicine


Author: D. C. Jarvis
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 9780449209226
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
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"I believe the doctor of the future will be a teacher as well as a physician. His real job will be to teach people how to be healthy" Dr. D.C. Jarvis Because it's not contagious and seldom causes death, the medical profession has not always given arthritis the attention and interest it deserves -- especially since it afflicts so many patients of all ages. But folk medicine is filled with information and remedies to deal with this painful disease, and Dr. Jarvis has gathered many of them in Arthritis and Folk Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Jarvis discovered that Vermonters have a long tradition of health practices and are of great benefit to arthritis sufferers. He explains: -- The folk medicine approach to understanding arthritis -- How and why the weather affects arthritis -- What Vermonters eat to maintain good health -- Why "acidic" preferences in food are important -- How to check your body performance -- And much more Now anyone can learn Dr. Jarvis's secrets of good health that Vermonters have known for centuries: working with nature -- instead of against it -- is the best medicine.

Southern Folk Medicine

Healing Traditions from the Appalachian Fields and Forests
Author: Phyllis D. Light
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171563
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
Page: 288
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"This book is the first to describe the history, folklore, assessment methods, and remedies of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine(SAFM)--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. Several cultural and healing traditions merged together over a period of time to create Southern Folk Medicine, which draws from the medicine systems of the Greeks (humoral system, astrology), Native Americans (indigenous plant use, spiritual traditions, elements), African (spiritual traditions, foods), and the folk medicine of the British Isles (elements, humors, superstitions, herbs). Light shows that this is not a forgotten system, but an active, viable approach to herbalism that is readily understood and easily put into practice. A fourth-generation herbalist and healer, the author began her studies in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her grandmother, whose knowledge had its roots in her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Light continued as an apprentice with the late Tommie Bass, a nationally renowned folk herbalist, as well as other herbal Elders throughout the Appalachians and the Deep South. Light's extensive knowledge and experience informs her explanation of the Southern Blood Types, which is different from any other indigenous system. The four elements and four tastes form the energetic foundation of the principles and practices, which recognize each individual's uniqueness and the fact that people with the same disorder might have totally different symptoms and therefore might there need totally different herbal remedies. Not only an elucidating description of Southern Folk Medicine, but also a fascinating account of how a healthcare system evolved to meet the needs of the people of this country, this book presents a comprehensive look at a uniquely American concept of healing based on self-care and personal responsibility"--]cProvided by publisher.

Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine

Implications for Conservation
Author: Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves,Ierecê Lucena Rosa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642290264
Category: Science
Page: 492
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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.

American Folk Medicine

A Symposium
Author: Wayland Debs Hand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520040939
Category: Médecine populaire - Amérique du Nord - Congrès
Page: 347
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International Collation of Traditional and Folk Medicine


Author: Ji-Xian Guo,Paul P. H. But,Takeatsu Kimura,Chung Ki Sung
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812810358
Category: Electronic books
Page: 212
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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."

Black Folk Medicine

The Therapeutic Significance of Faith and Trust
Author: Wilbur Watson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412818773
Category: Social Science
Page: 136
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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.

Amish Folk Medicine

Home Remedies Using Foods, Herbs and Vitamins
Author: Patrick Quillin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781886898011
Category: Amish
Page: 238
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Do Amish people know something that doctors don't? -- Reveals Amish home remedies using foods, herbs and vitamins. -- Folk medicine for common health problems such as allergies, arthritis pain, colds, and many more. -- An encyclopedia of natural health secrets. Learn the health secrets that keep the Amish people so healthy and robust, well into their senior years. An extraordinary encyclopedia of Amish natural health remedies for many common health problems. Organized by malady, these home remedies use simple items found in your home, such as vinegar, salt, soda, onions and even olive oil, to speed healing and reduce suffering. "I am impressed by the research Dr. Quillin has conducted to gather this book. My personal projection on the direction of the healing arts is that we will eventually weave together the best of modern science with the best of ancient cures. Together they will form a hybrid method of clinically effective and cost-effective means of treating diseases. This book represents a milestone in that pursuit". -- Dr. A. Gordon Reynolds, Co-Author The La Costa Book of Nutrition

Black Folk Medicine

The Therapeutic Significance of Faith and Trust
Author: Wilbur H. Watson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780878554942
Category: Social Science
Page: 121
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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

A Chapter in the History of Culture
Author: William George Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Folk medicine
Page: 228
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This is the authoritative English work on medical folklore.