posted on May, 23 2010 @ 07:03 AM
These folk remedies have varied over the centuries, but can still be considered as within the "Doctrine of Signatures" as practiced throughout
If a plant or whatever had a warming element within itself it was seen as being a cure for pluresy, catarh, typocus of the blowhole and such.
Aloes were used for many conditions, and were amazingly good at keeping infections down, and for cooling a fevered person if no cold stream was
near...and they usually weren't in places aloes grew.
North American aboriginals had a wealth of information concerning the use of clays, cacti, flowers, fungi, burrs, herbs, bark from both vines and
Aspirin was the active ingredient in the bark of the white willow, Foxglove gave us digitalis, spiderweb made a great latice on which blood might
These as well as the smoke, and ashes from some, berries, wasp stings, serpents blood, and medicinal grade whiskeys and wines all found uses in
treating injury and disease.
Dried lizard, buffalo "inerds", aloes, whipping or sweating while chanting spells to remove evil spirits and being well smoked of creosote, or hemp,
slathered in tar or bear grease.
Men were not required to warn "patients" that their treatment had yet to see any result except for keeping the afflicted busy till whatever virus
they had went away, they could cure a cold in a week to 10 days, and any kind of pox, pistules, boils, cancers, ill humours, or the vapors, might take
longer, leeches anyone?
Trepanation was thrice fashionable, once as a religious practice, and later as enhancing ones beauty, then finally as a cure for headaches, "brain
fevers", idiocy, idleness, drunkeness, masterbation, and contrary wives.
It is only rarely practiced today.
I would like to see microscopic studies on Sarcosi's Carcinoma, where this cellular suicide happens because of peppers and garlic. I know of plenty
of peoples who routinely eat habeneros and other high capsacin containing peppers such as have been cultivated in china for centuries. Sadly their
maladies have about the same remission rate as modern medicine, in other words, not great.
I've seen research which indicates the placebo effect is very strong in some people, these are usually people with great respect for the healer and
quick to agree with an authority figure, they are notably easy to hypnotise, an experienced operator can have most people well on the way to however
"deep" he wishes to take the subject within the first 30 seconds of seeing the "subject", ordering the subject in very direct fashion to perform
some simple task which if remembered might well rouse anger that he'd been so dominated within three to eight words (not "You are getting
I've seen malformed proteins due to cross species diseased neural componant transfer, crazy synaptic cleft rates, lessions and plaques, and wasting
due to non-stranding behaviors.
I believe we could have a cure for cancer if it didn't pay so well to look for one.
Apple cider vinegar and honey might soothe your sore throat, but you should see a physician, because apple cider vinegar and honey will not cure
tonsilitis, though painting the tonsils with methiolate and mecurchrome has been known to bring about a non-surgical remedy.
Medicine today is about treatment, not cure.
The staff of Aescalapius has only one serpent on it, that of cure, the caduceus has two, one represents poison, the other medicine.
The Caduceus is both advertisement and disclaimer.
More people die from medical mistakes each year than from shooting.
"Take two aspirins, join the N.R.A., and call me in the morning".
Have you seen the Internet ad for a G.E.D. in law?
It's only a matter of time before you can get your G.E.D. in brain surgery online, it's easy, get a Computer Aided Radial Tomography, and cut or
burn out everything that don't look like brain, while you're in there, you might as well slip in a pre-frontal lobotomy, they always seem so calm
and deep in thought after being lobotomised, well, except for the droolers, and some excretion problems, get your friend with the G.E.D. in internal
medicine to do a handy colostomy, and a catheter to handle the apple cider vinegar, and honey, with some Chinese hooded peppers(sometimes called
Scotch Bonnet and thought poisonous) (100,000 times as hot as a habanero)you'll want some laudinum for that, and some Japanese garlic, oh, we have a
special on Nagasaki earthworm castings tea! And dung beetle powder, the gensing is good this time of year too!Your good health, more than just an
idea, it's a phrase!
[edit on 23-5-2010 by Luminaught]