The Book of Lost Remedies part two
Claude Davis’ book of herbal remedies, an inheritance from his grandfather, offers an inexpensive way in dealing with one’s health.
I was surprised to learn about Wooly Lamb’s Ear, which was used during World War II. I remember my father, 1st Lieutenant Morris Brown, talk about this particular weed. My father was injured and placed in an overseas hospital during the World War II, before he was brought back home to the United States. He mentioned about a powder made from Wooly Lamb’s Ear and had always stated it was important for us to learn more about the weeds that grow in our yard. But, of course, I was young and didn’t pay much attention, until now.
Wooly Lamb’s Ear is high in Vitamin K, the vitamin that coagulates the blood. It is the powdered vitamin that was given to soldiers, like my father, to pour over their wounds if they were shot. Mr. Davis’ grandfather used it when the bandages ran out and his brothers in arms were bleeding to death.
Another interesting tidbit of information is about cattails. My parents lived near a creek my siblings, as well as myself, would visit this creek. Of course, that’s where I discovered cattails. I thought it was an intriguing name for a plant, since it didn’t look anything like a cat’s tail. I certainly didn’t know they were edible, or how to cook them, and I didn’t know you could turn them into flour. Probably the most important and the least known thing about cattails is the jelly-like substance that grows between its leaves. Of course, Claude Davis shows in pictorial detail exactly how to cook them, make a flour from them and create the gel.
Claude’s grandfather prescribed this gel for most severe skin infections. According to Mr. Davis, it’s nothing short of a miracle when it comes to abscesses the size of a plate healing in just days. Also, this gel is also one of the best cures for nail and foot fungus. Hey, I could sure use it!
This gel is not edible, but it’s also not poisonous. It’s not edible because it has a powerful numbing effect on moist tissues. Many pioneers hit with a ravaging toothache, would just go get their jar of cattail ooze and rub it on their gums. The pain would subside in minutes.
In Claude’s book, you’ll learn about this amazing survival tree that grows on many street corners in the United States. The sap from this tree is used as medicine, its flowers are sleeping pills, its leaves are food and its inner bark is used as cordage. Of course, only a handful of people know about this tree.
I’m guess I’m really excited about Claude Davis’ book, because its food for thought and I like learning about the many uses of the trees, plants, and weeds that grow near me. There are hundreds of plants found in Mr. Davis’ book and how one can turn them into powerful cures. Medicines in the past ALL originated from plants, until companies started making synthetic versions. This forgotten wisdom must be brought back and Claude does a wonderful job in sharing it.
Included with Claude Davis’ book and/or digital product, he offers two free gifts: Everyday Disaster Medicine Guidebook and the report, “How to Make Your Own Backyard Medicinal Garden.
I look forward in learning more about herbal remedies from Claude Davis and I hope you do, too.
I can't help it! Perhaps, it's from all the training I received as a classroom teacher or all the books I've read throughout the years, but I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of The Lost Book of Remedies.
Have you ever heard of a book about lost remedies? Lost remedies that perhaps some of our grandparents or great grandparents used. This book about lost remedies was compiled by Claude Davis. Mr. Davis inherited a number of herbal remedies from his grandfather and decided to offer them to the public.
Now, I’ve heard about herbal remedies for curing a number of ailments, but this information has been here and there. It’s never been a complete compilation along with specific directions, several photographs along with specific details to help one identify the plant or weed needed to make a specific remedy.
Since there are hundreds of healing plants, Mr. Davis grouped them by type and location, which makes it easy for someone to find what they are looking for. For example, do you know what happens when you pour salt onto a cabbage and cover it with water? In a few days, it starts to ferment, bringing to life wonderful microbes that offer some of the best protection possible for one’s digestive tract while regulating one’s bowel movements and preventing both diarrhea and constipation.
Now, for only 27 calories per cup, this probiotic offers 4 grams of fiber, 35 percent of one’s daily vitamin C needs, 21 percent of one’s daily vitamin K needs, and 12 percent of one’s daily iron needs. Now, that is one nutritional powerhouse!
One thing about cabbage is that it’s cheap to purchase. Of course, one can grow their own depending on where they live.
What I find fascinating are the herbal remedies that come from weeds! Weeds! Something that is free and grows without any help. For many of us, we consider weeds to be a nuisance and do our best to eliminate them. But, now, after examining Mr. Davis’ books about herbal remedies, I’m reconsidering my opinion about weeds. For example, the marshmallow plant. This weed contains powerful antiviral properties hidden in its roots. So, if one has an infection caused by a virus like flu, herpes, or hepatitis A, B, or C, this remedy will slow down the viruses’ ability to reproduce and allow one’s body to fight back. Through the use of clear photographs, Claude Davis shows exactly what this plant looks like and how to prepare the remedy.
Another week one might find in their backyard is known as “senega.” The name comes from the Seneca natives. They used to make a poultice from it to cure deadly snake bites during the 18th century.
A Scottish doctor observed that symptoms of rattlesnake bites resembled the advanced stages of pneumonia and lung disease, so he tried it out and discovered it was so effective that soon the plant was exported to Europe, where it continued to save many lives.
There is so much more about herbal remedies from weeds and plants that Claude Davis shares in his book. In part two, I will discuss a common weed used to help our soldiers during World War II.
Here is Kelley Curl 7's article for completing the series of three concerning skin lotion.
Another article from Kelley Curl 7
This is a link to Kelley's article concerning skin lotion part one
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