News: Book ‘reveals’ secret of long life

May 4th, 2008

“For years Elizabeth Harfleet wondered how her great aunt Lillie had managed to live to the grand old age of 103.

“She believes she has found the answer in a battered book unearthed in a relative’s attic.

“Covered in faded brown paper, How to Live 100 Years is a compact manual of herbal remedies and treatments that was compiled by one James Robinson, of Bradford, and sold early in the last century for a shilling.”

Full story: Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

News: ‘Spring Tonic’ Explores Remedies Of The Past

March 28th, 2008

“Learn about historical medicines and cures, including why some 18th century folks tied cowpies around their necks for sore throats, at the Schiele Museum “Spring Tonic” program from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the museum’s 18th-Century Backcountry Farm.”

Full story: Gaston Gazette, 26th March 2008 (Gastonia, North Carolina, USA)

News: Home Remedies

March 6th, 2008

“At a time when federal advisories on drug risks and side effects are common and health-care costs often high, you might be tempted to turn to home remedies to treat your children.

Sometimes parents can soothe children’s symptoms just by using something from the pantry — perhaps learned from their mother or grandma.

“Each culture has its own little set of remedies that they use; it’s just part of the upbringing,” said Dr. Lynn Smitherman, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.”

Full story: The Courier-Journal, March 6th 2008

News: Folk Remedy To Suppress Hunger Makes A Comeback

March 6th, 2008

“AN OLD Scots folk remedy for hunger could be making a comeback as a slimming aid, it was revealed yesterday.

Heath pea, or bitter vetch, was used in medieval times to suppress hunger when crops failed.”

Full story: Daily Record, March 6th 2008

News: Old remedy breaks new ground

February 23rd, 2008

“WHILE most old wives’ tales are shrugged off with modern day scepticism, one proved true this week for Nina Tarei — castor oil can induce labour.

Only a couple of hours after mixing castor oil with her Coca-Cola, Mrs Tarei had made history and was holding her new baby boy.”

Full story: Gisborne Herald, 23rd February 2008

News: How to make an all natural home headlice remedy

February 22nd, 2008

“As anyone who’s ever been a child will know, headlice (or ‘nits’) are a fact of life that will never go away, probably.

You’ll also remember just how vile and pungent that ointment used to treat the problem was. I know I hated it — which is why I’ve decided to share with you a remedy you can make yourself for treating headlice.”

Full story: Hippyshopper, 21st February 2008

News: ‘Let Me Take Your Pain Away’ in Iran

February 21st, 2008

“What Are the Traditional and Modern Remedies for Pain Relief in Iran?

“Dardat be joonem,” the saying goes in Iran — let me take away your pain.

It’s more often said between family and friends, but the phrase isn’t far from the work of Dr. Mohammad Sharify, head of the Iranian Pain Society.”

Full story: ABC News, 20th February 2008

News: Home Remedies Stand Up To Test Of Time – And Science

February 19th, 2008

“If there’s one thing that people get excited about, it’s their favorite home remedies.

So 7News took a close look at a few, and we even did our own experiment with one.”

Full story: WTRF-TV, 18th February 2008

News: Remember days of home remedies?

February 13th, 2008

“Modern medicine could be spelled m-i-r-a-c-l-e, and I wouldn’t object. It seems that even as more and more unbelievable strides are made, the gains come even faster and faster.

I still marvel at the progress of medicine even in my lifetime. When I was a kid, medicine had not stumbled much beyond home remedies, some of which worked, and some didn’t.”

Full story: Beaumont Journal, 13th February 2008

News: Home remedies passed down through generations

February 8th, 2008

“Home remedies: We asked, and you answered.

It seems every family has one or two favorites. Many of them incorporate vinegar, salt, whiskey, Vicks VapoRub or honey. Some have been passed down for generations.”

Full story: Utica Observer-Dispatch, 7th February 2008

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    NOTE: these remedies are listed only for information and/or amusement. They are not to be construed as medical advice of any type, nor are they recommended for use. Consult your doctor or other medical professional for any medical advice you require.