FOLK MEDICINE IN AMERICA TODAY offers a rich history of scores of folk remedies that were brought to our country by immigrants from all over the world. You'll discover tonics, teas and tinctures from places as diverse as Poland, Korea, Pakistan, Haiti and Puerto Rico in a fascinating volume that truly reflects the wide variety of peoples that make up America today.
Medical anthropologist and renowned health researcher Dr. John Heinerman tells you where and when each remedy orginated, what it was used for, and how it was made using the native plants and herbs of a particular country or region. He also offers fascinating stories about how individual remedies reached America's shores and, over time, became standard components of the modern American medicine cabinet. Finally, he gives you specific directions on using folk remedies safely and easily in your own home.
In this era of HMOs, specialist referrals and approved medication lists, FOLK MEDICINE IN AMERICA TODAY helps you return to simpler, more natural ways of healing--ways that worked for your ancestors...and can work for you too!