Good dental care was a luxury for many people during the early days of this country, and sadly, it is a luxury that many can not afford today. But, as always, folks did the best they could with what they had and treated a toothache in a variety of ways. Here are a few of them.
One remedy was to take a small amount of wine, or juice, from some poke berries and mix one part to eight parts of white whiskey, or moon shine, and take a small spoonful a day. (caution! Poke berries and the plant itself are poisonous! Only the early spring shoots and leaves of this plant are considered edible!) It was considered to be good for rheumatism and muscle cramps as well. Another, and much safer, remedy was to pour pure vanilla extract straight from the bottle onto the tooth. There was another remedy called Bluestone that people sometimes bought and used because it killed the nerve… (however, this author is unable to find any information concerning what this particular …
Oil pulling is a folk remedy that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, and is slowly making a rise amongst natural health enthusiasts in America. Oil pulling uses, traditionally, either sesame or sunflower oil that is swished around in the mouth for about 10-15 minutes and then spat out. It is said that this practice ‘draws’ out the impurities in the body through the gums helping the body to detoxify and regain a more harmonious and healthy state of being.
Many of the reported cures that oil pulling has produced are mouth and gum disease, diabetes, AIDS, liver and heart diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, etc. When a scientist named Dr. Karsch decided to do the research he was surprised to find that when he did the oil pulling himself not only did it heal his own chronic blood disease, but it cleared up his arthritis. He put a sample of the used oil under a microscope and found thousands of organisms swimming around, presumably the toxins that were extracted from his …
Fenugreek is a herb that has been used for thousands of years to add a savory flavoring to various foods, such as lamb, beef, and lentils, but it has also been use as a treatment for many ailments. It is used to treat gas, canker sores, high blood pressure, and several other illnesses.
Here are a few recipes for treating some various diseases. As always, consult a trained physician when concerning life threating illnesses, but these may be added to the treatments prescribed by your doctor.
For a sore throat and gas use either some of the fenugreek leaves to make a tea. Pour very hot, not boiling, water over the leaves in a cup and let steep for about 5 minutes. Drink several cups of this tea through out the day. You may also use the seeds, but they need to be steeped longer, about 15-20 minutes, and boiling water is to be poured over about a teaspoonful of seeds in a cup.
This type of tea, made from fenugreek leaves, has also been …
St. Johns Wort has been used for centuries for many ailments, internally and externally. It it used to help purify the blood, as well as a “blood-builder”, and as an antiseptic. It is also used to treat depression and anxiety.
It is useful in treating sprains and bruises, and has been shown to be useful in preventing stretch marks when used in an oil preparation during pregnancy.
A very strong tea made with St. John’s Wort and then taken a teaspoonful 1-2 times a day helps to cleanse the blood and alleviate depression.
Another folk remedy is to put St. John’s Wort in a quart of whiskey, or moonshine along with some cherry bark for flavor and let it set for about 2 weeks. Take a teaspoonful to build blood and help cure the “blues”.
To prevent stretch marks while pregnant: Take 1 – 2 handfuls of St. John’s Wort flowers and pound them in some olive oil and let set for week. Strain and use as needed.
Use pure St. John’s Wort oil applied …
As many of us know, water is the basis for life on this planet. Our bodies are at least 75% water, but most of us do not get nearly enough water to replace what is lost through exercise. Drinking sugary drinks such as soda, or drinking caffeinated drinks deprive our bodies of this vital liquid. This in turn creates problems that lead to many illnesses and disease.
Such illnesses as chronic aching joints, constipation, acid reflux, gout, acne, dry skin, sinusitis, and a host of other common ailments have been reported to have completely disappeared once a basic water therapy was used.
It’s incredibly simple. Our bodies need about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, or about a half gallon, and a teaspoon of SEA SALT, (not regular table salt), everyday to help keep the electrolytes in balance and to keep our bodies hydrated.
A simple recipe of one teaspoonful of sea salt to a gallon of water works wonders to alleviate and cure many ailments. You can also add 3 to 4 …
In the early part of the 20th century when “modern medicine” was beginning to get into full swing the availability of doctors was still out of reach for many rural folks and they did the best they could with the old home remedies passed down from generation to generation. The common cold was still as big a problem as it still seems to be today in the 21st century. Here are many of the old remedies that were used to treat the common cold, and many are still in use today.
One remedy was to make a tea from the leaves of the boneset plant. One had to drink it cold because drinking this tea hot will upset your stomach and possibly cause vomiting. Another remedy was to take powdered ginger root or freshly grated ginger root and add to hot water, but do not boil. Then one added honey and a little bit of whiskey. (Whiskey, particularly moonshine whiskey, was a common ingredient in many old-time remedies.)
Boiling pine needles to make a strong …
Apple Cider Vinegar is reputed to be one of the very best natural folk remedies available, and there is plenty of evidence to back that claim.
Extensive reports and testimonies over the decades have shown that apple cider vinegar is one of the very best things you can do for your body and for your pets as well.
Apple cider vinegar has been used in Folk remedies for hundreds of years. It is used to help with weight-loss, to cure allergies, sinus infections, and as treatments for colds, flu, arthritis, gout, and many other problems.
Apple cider vinegar helps to break down excess fatty tissue and flush out toxins that accumulate and get stored in the body’s fat cells therefore helping the body to heal itself and rejuvenate one’s energy and stamina which will help induce weight loss through more physical activity. It also helps with acid reflux; A common problem in our society today due to poor dietary habits, stress, etc.
By adding a little bit of apple cider vinegar to your pet’s drinking …