Friday, September 03, 2021

Folk Medicine

 Folk medicine isn't witchcraft.  It is a compilation of acquired knowledge that seems to work, most of the time.  Like all medicine, it doesn't work 100% of the tie, but it seems to work most of the time.

Like, for instance, willow bark is a great treatment for curing a headache.  Chewing a twig with the green bark releases a pain-killer that works like aspirin.  In some rural areas of the South,  the common willow tree is known as a "headache tree".

Like for instance, crushing an aloe vera leaf releases a gel that is wonderful for light burns, like sunburn.

Like, for instance, the mucus between the stalk and leaf of the common cattail is a powerful numbing agent.

None of these folk remedies are FDA approved.  That doesn't make them any less effective.  They are simply not approved treatments.

Another common remedy which is in the news is the use of ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19.  It's not FDA approved, but anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that it works.  Ivermectin is commonly available from animal supply stores.  It's apple-flavored, and the preferred treatment seems to be to smear it on a Chips Ahoy cookie  Read the label for dosing information, which is by weight.

Famously, Joe Rogan was recently diagnosed with Covid, and used ivermectin as part of a broad treatment.  Of course, the left is going crazy.  It's not FDA approved. I know a handful of other people ho have used the same regime as part of their Covid battle.  I don't know if it works or not, but you won't be wormy.

The larger idea is that each of us is responsible for our own health care.  Hopefully, in consultation with your physician.  But, if someone wants to take a worm medicine to treat Covid, it's okay with me.  At least they won't be wormy, and there is some evidence to support their decision.


Steve said...

If the progressive left has their way.....we "normals" will be in need of homeopathic and "not FDA approved" remedies.
"If you want to keep your doctor; you can keep your doctor" was a phrase used by some prez back in the day. Now the phrase will be, "if you have a vaccine card; then you can see the doctor".

Matthew W said...

"Not FDA approved"
Strange since it won the 2015 Nobel Prize.

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a good idea to research the plants that grow in our area and learn how to use, harvest and recognize it. Especially the people who depend on certain prescription drugs.