Ringworm

A manuscript of somewhere around 1680, from Lincolnshire, advised that "for a teter or ringeworme, stampe (LESSER CELANDINE) and apply it to the (griefe (?)) and it will quickly cure you (Gutch & Peacock). In Iowa, a tea made from TOBACCO juice was drunk to cure the condition (Stout). American Indians would use the decoction of the fruit of SMOOTH SUMACH as a wash for the complaint (Lloyd). Mexican Indians have used TREE CELANDINE leaves soaked in alcohol to bathe ringworm of the scalp (Kelly & Plerm). HOUSELEEK has been used, too, for this is a protector from fire and lightning, and so would be used against the "fiery" diseases, too. A gypsy remedy for ringworm is to boil houseleek, and then to dab the affected part with the water. Even POISON IVY has been used to treat the condition; various Californian Indian groups used a mash of the leaves for the purpose (Weiner). SUN SPURGE is another plant used in decoction for this condition (Dyer. 1889; Trevelyan), and so is GROUND CYPRESS (Santolina chamaecyparissus). In Portugal, the root of WHITE ASPHODEL is a specific against ringworm (Gallop), a treatment that seems genuinely beneficial.

Rivea corymbosa > MORNING GLORY

Enneagram Essentials

Enneagram Essentials

Tap into your inner power today. Discover The Untold Secrets Used By Experts To Tap Into The Power Of Your Inner Personality Help You Unleash Your Full Potential. Finally You Can Fully Equip Yourself With These “Must Have” Personality Finding Tools For Creating Your Ideal Lifestyle.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment