folk remedy

folk remedy

Any of a number of self-prescribed “natural” drugs and products that are consumed in the US, and to a lesser degree in developed countries, most often by those with a categoric distrust of mainstream medicine; folk remedies may have significant co-morbidity—e.g., heavy metal poisoning (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium).
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Corchorus olitorius, commonly called jute leaves (ewedu), Ewedu in Yoruba or Ahihara in Igbo language, is reported to be a folk remedy for aches and pains, dysentery, fever, and pectoral pains.
gov/news/kratom) Kratom is a plant that has long been used as a folk remedy in Southeast Asia but has recently picked up steam in America.
An even darker folk remedy was described in a journal article by Lim Chai-sung:
It is a folk remedy for bruises and sprained ankles, and is readily found in backyards and vacant lots.
For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy to treat a host of health issues, from indigestion and low energy to sore throats and toothache.
IT has been seen as a folk remedy for years but could eating turmeric really help you avoid cancer, asthma and even depression?
A Oil pulling is a folk remedy that involves swishing a small amount of oil, usually coconut or sesame, in one's mouth for one to 20 minutes.
A liver/gallbladder flush is a folk remedy that involves ingesting olive oil and a citrus juice.
Now on familiar ground (after looking it up in the book) I explained this tree was not only planted here because it was a showy native, it also had medicinal purpose, and had been used as a Native American and later folk remedy for treating skin irritation.
This ancient Indian folk remedy involves swishing a tablespoon of edible oil like coconut or sesame in your mouth for up to 20 minutes.
A 2011 study in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine says that it has been used extensively as a folk remedy for many years to prevent decay, bad breath, bleeding gums, dryness of throat, cracked lips and for strengthening teeth, gums and the jaw.
It's an old remedy, thousands of years old, but in the last 15 years, some good science has backed up the folk remedy.