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Irish Folk Medicine

by Patrick Logan

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Published by Appletree Press in Belfast .
Written in English


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At a time when people are increasingly interested in natural medicine and holistic remedies, this book traces the history of folk medicine in Ireland and examines its continued popularity. It reviews a comprehensive range of country cures for both people and animals, noting that many remedies date back to early pagan times before the rise of medical science in the 19th century while others arose in the 20th century as an alternative to modern medicine. With often lighthearted humor, this guide examines how folk medicine has always been a curious blend of common sense and nonsense. From attempts to cure a child of dropsy by tying it up in a rope used to hang an innocent man to driving away whooping cough with medicine made from sheep droppings boiled in milk, this book looks at how practical observations and natural cures often went hand in hand with useless and often dangerous remedies.

Edition Notes

StatementPatrick Logan.
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxi, 180 p.
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6822969M
ISBN 100862817676
ISBN 10978-1847581402
LC Control Number00303898

For the vast majority of human history, across the world, folk medicine was the only medicine available. In the great Irish myth of the Battle of Moytura a physician healer known as the Dian Ceacht, who may have been an earlier healing god, helps to cure a sick king, and recognises a variety of stomach early Irish Brehon laws, a civil legal and medical code which . Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn is Head of Irish Folklore at the UCD Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore. She has researched and taught about the cultural significance of folk medicine for over 20 years. Hence, the book will be of value not only to readers who are interested in folk, alternative and complementary medicine but also to those interested in biomedicine. I would recommend the book to many students, teachers, researchers and lay readers in social and cultural anthropology, folklore studies, history, ethnology, ethnobotany Author: Pranee Liamputtong. It is presented in four sections: 1 The Joyce Collection (melodies collected and recollected by himself, or sent to him in manuscript from all parts of Ireland); 2 Continuation of the Joyce Collection (Irish folk songs in the English language, with the words set to the proper old Irish airs, the syllables under the notes; most from his childhood recollection, and from his personal .

  Folk medicine refers to medicine of the people. It is a collection of natural remedies that have been developed by a variety of cultures throughout time. These remedies are handed down through generations. They address a variety of ailments from upset stomachs to wound care, and even improving sleep. Each region throughout the world claims Continue . Disclaimer: The material for this article comes from the Appletree Press book: "Irish Folk Medicine" by Patrick Logan. The publisher is careful to assert the following content is a matter of historical documentary only and should not be considered as medical advice.   An old belief in Irish folk medicine was that there’s a plant or herb for every ailment, if you could only find them. And there’s no problem this year in locating a .   Kent returned to the case a few years later and immersed herself in Irish folklore and folk medicine. The result is her second novel, The .

Folk Medicine and Traditional Healing Basics Folk medicine is the mixture of traditional healing practices and beliefs that involve herbal medicine, spirituality and manual therapies or exercises in order to diagnose, treat or prevent an ailment or illness.1 The World Health Organization states that it is mostly practiced byFile Size: KB. In Irish folk medicine, a seventh son is credited with the power to heal many diseases; as proof of his power, it is said that he kills worms by touching them. I well remember when, as a young boy, I went digging for worms I was told that it was unwise to have a seventh son help to pick the worms because if he touched them they would all die. Three Times Under the Ass's Belly A Look at Irish Folk Medicine. Hundreds of cures are mentioned in this book and one of the more interesting ones is the source of the title of this. For this episode of Blúiríní, we examine definitions of folk medicine before taking a look at the healing deities of Classical European Paganism, and Irish mythology alike.


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Irish Folk Medicine book This lovely book by Patrick Logan provides authentic information about actual folk medicine and healing traditions from Ireland, and is a welcome respite to the fabricated notions and non-Celtic-related traditions which are all too prevalent.

Herbal cures, and many other aspects of the tradition are covered clearly and respectfully, and make so 5/5(1). It is the traditional medicine of the Irish. This almost-broken system cared well for Irish society until its dislodgement in the political turmoil of our history.

While from modern-day eyes the herbal cures still in existence today may seem like a bit of crazy witchery, there are basic facts about it that may actually surprise you. Irish traditional medicine is based on herbalism: the study and use of medicinal properties of plants.

Herbs have been employed in this way all Irish Folk Medicine book the world for untold thousands of years. The earliest written documents, clay tablets created by the Sumerians around 5, years ago, list hundreds of medicinal plants, including myrrh and opium.

Irish Folk Remedies for Ridding A House Of Infection. If a household has been afflicted by infectious disease, it is imperative that the place be cleansed, lest the disease spread further.

All modern doctors Irish Folk Medicine book agree with this. IRISH FOLK MEDICINE by DR. PATRICK LOGAN. Introduction. Irish Folk Medicine book the summer ofI came home, radiating the glory of a newly acquired M.B.

One Sunday afternoon, I was alone, a man called to see my mother. He was looking for a burn plaster, which she made, and clearly was not interested in my skill or lack of it. Folk medicine is something I study along with many other types of natural, home treatments and remedies. If you like the topic, you may enjoy Irish Folk Medicine book little book as much as I did.

Read more. 7 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Reba by: 3. Continuation of Irish Folk Medicine: Introduction. Transference Cures. These are probably the most common of all folk cures. The intention is to pass the disease on usually to a lower animal. Here is an example from Co.

Meath. An old lady who thought she knew no Irish, went to visit the child of a neighbour, who had mumps. At a time when people are increasingly interested in natural medicine and holistic remedies, this book traces the history of folk medicine in Ireland and examines its continued popularity.

It reviews a comprehensive range of country cures for both people and animals, noting that many remedies date back to early pagan times before the rise of medical science in the 19th century.

Cunning folk, also known as folk healers, are practitioners of folk medicine, folk magic, and divination within the context of various traditions of folklore in Christian Europe (from at least the 15th up until at least the early 20th century).

Names given to folk healers or magicians in parts of Europe include. the French devins-guérisseurs (soothsayer-healers) and leveurs de sorts. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Includes index.

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Sīna’s Canon of Medicine was a medical encyclopaedia which was seen as the standard medical text in the Islamic world and across Europe for more than six centuries.

The Irish fragment includes. Medicinal Herbs | Irish Healing Practices As early back as the 4th century AD, myths and legends began on the use of herbal medicines. As the story of Miach goes, his death (murdered by his jealous father) and burial lead to the growth of the healing herbs of the world, that his sister’s tears helped nourish and then she harvested.

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Irish (2) medicine (2) refreshAuthor: Patrick Logan. Jarvis's book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health was on The New York Times Best Seller list for two years, ultimately selling over one million copies, more thancopies in a single year, and was still in print as of Wrote one reviewer, "Pliny, the ancient Roman originator of the doctrine of signatures, used.

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Download pdf the Laird found a new home, so did the healer. The exodus of many of the healers and seers from Ireland left the remaining Irish people with little medical care and reduced traditional Irish medicine to a glimmer of its former prominence.

As Grady McWhiney points out in Cracker CultureFile Size: KB. This relationship between the written and spoken word was an important ebook within Irish folk medicine narratives.

Ebook the 18th and through much of the 19th century, the Irish population were not especially literate, so an oral culture was central to the recording and communication of folk medical knowledges (Buckley ).Cited by: 1.