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These home remedies were taken from a survey with Upward Bound/Woodson Institute students and staff at Berea College in Kentucky during the summer of 2005. Students and staff were asked to share family folk or home remedies for various ailments. This page provides the results of that survey.
The remedies on this page come from the Library of Congress web site, specifically from a section called American Memories. Some remedies include: stomach ache, sore throat, cough, fever, insomnia, warts, hiccoughs, ear ache, black eye, colds, chicken pox, and measles. Be sure and check out the remedy using dung to make a tea!
The video interview found on this page is about wild-crafting and various home remedies. It was taped during the summer of 2005 in Berea, Kentucky. The woman interviewed is an instructor for the Upward Bound program. She is discussing memories of her grandfather and wildcrafting and folklore he taught her when she was growing up in Knockemstiff, Ohio. There are 4 links, according to your connection and computer type.
This page provides a listing of plants that have healing properties and are used in some herbal remedies. The scientific name of the plant is given. When available, an image has been included.
This page gives information about remedy myths or old wives tales that have no effect on conditions, ailments, or illnesses of the human body. If you try any of these myths, you may run the risk of having an adverse reaction or the opposite result of what you would like to happen. So please only read these for fun, not as measures to take to cure any ailments.
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