Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine

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.

Author: Gabrielle Hatfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078747

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
Categories: Health & Fitness

Jamaican Folk Medicine

Jamaican Folk Medicine

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
private ...

Author: Arvilla Payne-Jackson

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766401233

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.
Categories: History

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

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.

Author: Anthony Cavender

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469617398

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.
Categories: Health & Fitness

American Folk Medicine

American Folk Medicine

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
rash ...

Author: Wayland Debs Hand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520040937

Category: Médecine populaire - Amérique du Nord - Congrès

Page: 347

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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.
Categories: Médecine populaire - Amérique du Nord - Congrès

Black Folk Medicine

Black Folk Medicine

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

ISBN: 141281877X

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.
Categories: Social Science

Folk medicine

Folk medicine

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
itself ...

Author: William George Black

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24502896395

Category:

Page: 228

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Folk Medicine

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 ...

Author: Inamullah Khan

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:81249189

Category: Materia medica

Page: 123

View: 499

Categories: Materia medica

Folk Medicine

Folk Medicine

Pharm. Bull. 1978, 26, 1798. 15. Yagi, A.; Okamura, N.; Haraguchi, Y.; Noda, K.;
Nishioka, I. Chem. Pharm. Bull. 1978, 26, 3075. 9 Alliin decomposition, 131, 132f
isolation procedures, 131f Alpinia, chemistry and 214 FOLK MEDICINE.

Author: Richard P. Steiner

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: 0841209464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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

Texas Folk Medicine

Texas Folk Medicine

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
ACNE ...

Author: John Q. Anderson

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035179873

Category: Medical

Page: 91

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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.
Categories: Medical

Folk Medicine in a Philippine Municipality

Folk Medicine in a Philippine Municipality

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 ...

Author: F. Landa Jocano

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061121441

Category: Healing

Page: 263

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Categories: Healing

Highland Maya Folk Medicine

Highland Maya Folk Medicine

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: William R. Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210010249413

Category: Indians of Mexico

Page: 820

View: 231

Categories: Indians of Mexico

Korean Folk Medicine

Korean Folk Medicine

Author: Sŏn-ju Yi

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B450113

Category: Folk medicine

Page: 254

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Categories: Folk medicine

Syncretism in Mexican and Mexican American Folk Medicine

Syncretism in Mexican and Mexican American Folk Medicine

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173002179383

Category: Aztecs

Page: 23

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Influencias europeas sobre la medicina tradicional.
Categories: Aztecs

Folk medicine in Venezuela

Folk medicine in Venezuela

... 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 .

Author: Angelina Pollak-Eltz

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023365513

Category: Healing

Page: 231

View: 458

Categories: Healing

Polish Herbs Flowers Folk Medicine

Polish Herbs  Flowers   Folk Medicine

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

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924086565250

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 554

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.
Categories: Social Science

Natural Products in Caribbean Folk Medicine

Natural Products in Caribbean Folk Medicine

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.

Author: C. E. Seaforth

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924063897635

Category: Materia medica, Vegetable

Page: 140

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Categories: Materia medica, Vegetable

The Use of Folk Medicine and Its Impact on the Utilization of Normative Health Care Systems

The Use of Folk Medicine and Its Impact on the Utilization of Normative Health Care Systems

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
in ...

Author: Ida Chow Foo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X44092

Category: Traditional medicine

Page: 116

View: 544

Categories: Traditional medicine

Folk Medicine in Modern Egypt

Folk Medicine in Modern Egypt

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.

Author: 'Abd al-Raḥmān Ismā'īl

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000053303628

Category: Egypt

Page: 128

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Categories: Egypt

Concepts of Hot and Cold in Javanese Folk Medicine

Concepts of Hot and Cold in Javanese Folk Medicine

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 .

Author: Susan Berkowitz Samson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2940799

Category: Folk medicine

Page: 230

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Categories: Folk medicine