Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Exploring the practical uses, spiritual traditions, and historical aspects of trees in the heritage of African Americans, this therapeutic guide offers ways to rediscover and implement natural practices in 21st-century daily life. As diverse as a sacred wood, topics covered include everything from hunting, gathering, and processing to natural divination,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Galdr is a song or howling by which a poem written in runes is "made active." Anthropological texts will often describe a healing ritual where the healer has been seen to mutter some indistinct words over the patient. This book gives these 'mutterings' back their true meaning and importance. It
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-09-10 - Publisher: The History Press
Historians have largely neglected domestic medicine in favour of "official medicine". In this title, the author has gathered material from manuscripts, letters, diaries and personal interviews to produce a detailed picture of the use of domestic remedies in Britain from 1700 to the 21st century.