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Midwives and Maternity Care in the Roman World
Comparisons between folk treatment and professional midwifery in Greco-Roman society, primarily based upon the writings of Pliny and Soranus. Includes references.
Culturally Diverse Childrearing Practices: Abusive or Just Different?
Discusses non-traditional discipline and healing practices of various cultures as related to perceived abuse or neglect. Includes references.
India Parenting: Home Remedies
Cures for common childhood ailments and link to information about traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
State Department of Health Warns About Dangerous Mexican Folk Remedies
Public service announcement warning about the toxicity of azarcón and greta, remedies containing high amounts of lead.
Some Folk Remedies Did Work
Archived article from the Medford Mail Tribune column Over the Back Fence, by Hank Henry. Describes remedies remembered from childhood and the blending of folk and conventional medicine.
Folk Medicine in Hispanics in the Southwestern United States
Treatise prepared by a Baylor College of Medicine assistant professor outlining some Hispanic folkloric beliefs and the importance of considering such beliefs during standard medical treatment.
American Indian Traditional Medicine in Treating Chronic Illness
Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing presents research on how Native American traditional practices can integrate with traditional medicine to treat chronic illness. Includes comparison and demographic charts.
Pediatric Oncall - Home-Made Remedies
Indian traditional treatments for common childhood ailments.
Traditional Remedies for Everyday Ailments
Herb drying, storage and preparation descriptions and alphabetical list of tips for easing common complaints.
By the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Turkey. Outlines the role of traditional medicine and its interaction with modern practices. Includes list of common remedies. Available in English, Turkish, German and Russian.
Archived article from the east Texas weekly newspaper column All Things Historical. Describes remedies the author experienced in childhood and lists cures for warts.
Ancient Aztec Herbal Remedies
Index offers plant description, properties and method of use.
Some Common Medicinal and Poisonous Plants Used in Ethiopian Folk Medicine
Treatise by Amare Getahun, professor at Addis Abeba University, Ethiopia. Includes introduction to Ethiopian medical lore, glossary and description of plants and their uses.
Ascending Enterprises - Old Fashioned Remedies
By Lois Lenz, Medicine Woman. Offers solutions for a variety of everyday health problems.
A Brief Note Regarding Campa Medical Practices
Describes the author's experiences with Campa Indian remedies in the Amazon River Basin.
Folk Belief and Folk Medicine
An overview of folk medicine and its types, elements, and origins.
Toenail Fungus Remedies
Lists several easy and inexpensive ways to get rid of toenail fungus.
My Home Remedies
A forum where readers can submit their own home remedies as well as rate and comment on others' submissions.
Native American uses of Common Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium) in Eastern North America; article by J. B. Jackson [PDF].
Customary Uses of Ironweed by the Yuchi
Article by J. B. Jackson describing the use of Vernonia fasciculta by the Yuchi in Eastern Oklahoma, USA.
Alternative Cancer Treatment
A treatment center in Thailand specializing in the use of natural healing methods and herbs to treat cancer.
Discusses history and benefits of pascalite clay and provides a method to order pascalite.
The Vinegar Website
Folk uses, medicinal qualities, home remedies, history, and beauty and household uses of vinegar.
Describes home remedies for relief from the symptoms of herpes naturally, from a fellow sufferer.
Indian Child: Home Remedies
Provides home remedies for common ailments.
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