A wide-ranging compilation on the materia medica of the ordinary people of Britain and North America, comparing practices in both places.
Author: Gabrielle Hatfield
Category: Health & Fitness
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
A Source of Healing Arvilla Payne-Jackson, Mervyn C. Alleyne, Mervyn C..
Alleyne. Jamaica is well known for its ... Folk medicine in its different forms is
practised widely in Jamaica , to different degrees . Much of this practice is very
Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
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.
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.
Author: Anthony Cavender
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
French Canada from Early Times to the Present LUC LACOURCIÈRE , Laval
University To present even in its general outlines a panorama of folk medicine in
French Canada seemed to me , after I had accepted the invitation to do so , a
Author: Wayland Debs Hand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Médecine populaire - Amérique du Nord - Congrès
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Comparative Folklore and Mythology in cooperation with the Medical History Division of the UCLA School of Medicine and the Society for the History of Medical Science, Los Angeles.
5 Folk Medicine and Older Blacks in Southern United States Wilbur H. Watson
The widespread development and persistence of traditional medicine among
Afro - Americans and their corresponding underutilization of modern medical ...
Author: Wilbur Watson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
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.
In the above remarks I refer to Mr. Spencer's system of philosophy only in so far
as it seems to me inconsistent with a correct study of Folk - Medicine , and of the
place of FolkMedicine in the history of civilisation . Turning to Folk - Medicine
Herbal - derived substances remain the basis for a large proportion of the
commercial medications used today for the ... For example , ephedra is an herb
used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years to treat asthma
and other ...
As long as the flesh is heir to ills , man will have his home remedies which he will
cherish and pass on . The proper names appearing after the cures specify
counties . Arrangement within cures is by county . TEXAS FOLK MEDICINE
Author: John Q. Anderson
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
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.
IV As used in this study , the phrase FOLK MEDICINE has reference to the body
of traditional beliefs and practices related to health and illness in the community .
In recent years , considerable work has been done in the art of folk healing ...
function at G. Line BCF ( modern medicine ) may be visualized as the borrowing
line swinging over to the left on pivot B to create a synthesis of modern and traditional Tzotzil medicino ( BDG ) , which then operates with and substitutes for
Author: Bernard Ortiz de MontellanoPublish On: 1989
Following Foster ' s logic , one would expect to find caída de mollera in all of Latin
America , particularly in Peru and Chile , because Foster ( 1953 : 215 ) states that
more Spanish folklore and folk medicine persist in these countries than in any ...
Author: Bernard Ortiz de Montellano
Influencias europeas sobre la medicina tradicional.
... make cuts in the shoulders of the patient and then rub cayenne pepper and
lime juice into the wounds. Lime juice is widely used in Venezuelan folk medicine
. Hopefully more African material will be available soon, so that 44 Herbal remedies .
Karwowski , S. “ Choroby i Medycyna na Sląsku , ” [ Illness and Medicine in
Silesia ) , Lud , 1896 , p.289-292 . Kniepp , Ks . Zielnik czli Atlas Roślin
Leczniczych . ( Herbal or An Atlas of Healing Plants ) . Bawarja : Nakład
Księgarni J. Kösla ...
Author: Sophie Hodorowicz Knab
Category: Social Science
This book captures the unique history of the plant life once essential to the Polish people. It leads the reader on a guided tour through monastery, castle, and cottage gardens, providing details on the history and healing powers of over one hundred herbs and flowers. Beautiful line drawings and woodcuts illustrate the garden patterns and various plants important to Polish tradition.
Traditional medicine and health care coverage . ( World Health Organization ,
Geneva , Switzerland ) . British herbal pharmacopoeia , 1983. ( British Herbal Medicine Association . West Yorks , England ) . Der Marderosian , A. & Liberti , L.
of patent medicines was a common mode of self - treatment , folk remedies also
played a part . Eleven percent of the sampled respondents admitted current ,
although infrequent , use of folk medicines . The authors suggest that an increase
Being the Relevant Parts of the Ṭibb Al-rukka, Or Old Wives' Medicine, of ʻAbd
Al-Raḥmān Ismāʻil 'Abd al-Raḥmān Ismā'īl. — — — — — — — — ——————
—— ———— — — FOLK MEDICINE IN MODERN EGYPT evtus **,\, :- e, eo.
Foster , George 1953 Relationships between Spanish and SpanishAmerican Folk Medicine . Journal of American Folklore 66 : 201-218 . 1967 Tzintzuntzan :
Mexican Peasants in a Changing World . Boston : Little , Brown , and Company .