Wednesday, 15 June 2011


It really doesn't matter how far medicine and science advances, we keep looking back at some of the good old remedies.

Whenever I got a cold, my mother would always offer to rub some Vicks Vaporub on my chest----so whenever any of my female friends get a cold, I make the offer.

My wonderful old horse trainer used to come up with some wonderful remedies for a lot of things----including boiling up stinging nettles to make a tea to drink to move kidney stones.

A lot of old remedies used with great success have included what we now know as deadly poisons---but in small doses, all poisons are stimulants.

I'm qite happy to try most of these old remedies but there are a few that I will just have to let pass into history


mapstew said...

Ha! :¬)

Macy said...

For the resuscitation of drowning victims ...?

♥ The Lyrical Designer ♥ said...

lol!!! well, there is some pretty nasty gunky stuff (Ayurvedic medicine in India) that will make you gag and wish you were dead!!

Anonymous said...


Clyde said...

Ha yourself Stew
Like you've never had smoke blown up your back passage

Clyde said...


Yep, it's for the ugly ones that you wont give mouth to mouth to.
Just hang on a minute miss, I'll just get my bellows

Clyde said...

Oh Lyrical Lady

There are some magic cures from all over the world.
It used to be for heart attack victims, that they would inject strychnine straight into the heart muscle.
I do worry about visiting the back woods of some countries---get out the leaches

Clyde said...


I'm sure there will be some jungle treatments over your way
As long as they don't include shrunken skulls


That's fascinating. I love hearing of the origins of certain words and phrases.

Clyde said...


And you have probably heard of a few of the old remedies