Cures From The "The Grandma Era"
In times when our grandparents were just small children, different cures roamed the earth . . . some of them quite strange . . . for example, what does the word mustard mean to you? Is it a condiment for food? Maybe . . . IT”ĒS A CURE FOR COLDS AND PAINS! Mustard plasters were applied to pains. It was like a patch that got very hot and soothed some of the aches. If you had a cold it might be placed on your chest were the aroma would float up to your nose and help stop the cold.
Another cure that might seem crazy is lard. A product made of animal fat, it would seem you would use it for a more common use, maybe cooking, ”Ä but not them. Lard was used on dry hands and itches. It was like a hand moisturizer. This might not have been a sickness but it sure didn”Ēt feel good.
In addition to that, tea was made from wild camoille. It would be used for stomachaches. Instead of some medicine, you would get the wild herb and make tea. The herbs when boiled really helped.
What would you use for a toothache? Nova cane, maybe? What about . . . cloves. You would put it on your tooth and the pain would eventually go away. This little plant had pretty strong powers.
As you can see, cures were quite different and some might consider them insane. But think many years from now our cures might seem quite absurd. What will our grandchildren think of our cures?
Created by PATRICK
Update: 2003/01/25 04:48:17