Healing Wisdom from More Than 250 Rural Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and Herbalists
I suppose when I was growing up, my parents were considered herbalists. They had their own herb business, and our first aid kit was herbs and old-fashioned remedies. As I grow older, I tend to appreciate the simplicity and practicality of my parents. It’s my childhood that perhaps attracted me to Home Remedies from a Country Doctor. Life seems to be transforming faster than I can keep up and I crave something more slow-paced.
A collection of more than 1,400 country-tested, drug-free, home-remedies rests between the pages of Home Remedies from a Country Doctor. Most of the things used are everyday items already found at home. I’m not big on pumping my children full of medicine, and this book is a great alternative.
It’s not just remedies for the common cold or flu. On page 60, learn about Body Odor. There is an introduction on Body Odor, and it causes before the book breaks down preventative care like using antibacterial soaps like Diam and Lever 2000. Another suggests leaving the antiperspirant that clogs sweat glands and to try cornstarch or baby powder. Another option, an old-time, over-the-counter powder domeboro.
There’s a discussion on Fish Hook Caught in the Skin, Hammered Thumbs, Hair Tangles, Nosebleeds and Barbed Wire Cuts. It’s a good read just to see what other people in communities far from mine get themselves into from time to time.
As a reference book, it is easy to use. Organized alphabetically based on ailment/condition it requires nothing more than a glance to find what you need. I also love that this book speaks like my grandparents if wool makes you itch when you wear it, the solution is simple: stop wearing wool clothes.
Home Remedies from a Country Doctor: is a great alternative as a homeopathic remedy for so many ailments.
I received a copy of Home Remedies from a Country Doctor in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.