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Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« on: October 17, 2020, 11:43:58 AM »
I am currently sipping a cup of black tea with some knobs of ginger and turmeric to soothe my tummy ache. I haven't read any recent journal articles regarding the efficacy of turmeric and ginger compounds on alleviating inflammatory distress, but hey- I'll go for a placebo effect if it works. Plus, it tastes good!

Do you have any remedies that you use?

I realized when entering the title of this thread that I may receive some 'interesting' responses. Eh. Not worried.

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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 04:18:47 PM »
Check out the historical pharmacopeia, "The Queen's Closet," or the "book of receets" that Countaway Medical Library has, that once belonged to Rev. Dr. Wadsworth.

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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 05:55:57 AM »
I tried tumeric for muscle aches but....nada....so I stopped after several bottles.

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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 08:00:19 AM »
Kava kava has a minor tranquilizer effect. I have an herbalist friend who says it's safe but you should eat something with fat in it when drinking kava so it won't tax your liver. I have some with cheese in the wee small hours if I have too much on my mind for sleeping.

St. John's Wort, I have heard, has some anti-depressant in it that may be similar to an SSRI. I don't use this as I am on an antidepressant already, and it's not too expensive.
I was told pure peppermint tea has decongestant effects but it doesn't work for me although it is pleasant.
Green tea thins your blood. Caution.
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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 09:34:53 AM »
If anyone is interested, here is a wonderful herbalist's blog (plenty of foraging info):

http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com/

It's sort of an intersection of wild food/foraging/herbalism, etc.

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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 08:15:51 PM »
Follow the science and choose wisely.

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Re: Herbal Remedies (Tested and Untested) and Folklore
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 08:33:13 PM »
Follow the science and choose wisely.

True. I'm not trying to promote anything that has no scientific investigation associated with it.

JAMA has a number of articles covering herbal dosing.