Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Ethnomedica: Honeysuckle

I've grabbed an Ethnomedica entry at random and here's what Anon had to say on the 28th October 2008:
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)
Used to treat Eczema. It worked and is still used by Anon. It is prepared in the following way:
"leaves boiled in water, strained, & liquid used to bathe rash."
Anon has used this remedy since the 1950's and learned of it from a Gypsy in Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, Wales when they were 3 years old. Anon has told friends about this remedy and has also passed the knowledge to the Ethnomedica project so that it can be safeguarded for future generations. (ref:90H)

Please note that reference to a plant by the Ethnomedica project is no guarantee of its safety or efficacy. Please consult a suitably qualified practitioner before taking herbal medicines.


If you know any traditional plant remedies passed on to you by family or friends I would love to hear from you. Please use the link below to access the contributions page. All memories are of interest. Whether it be dock leaves for nettles stings or honey and lemon for a sore throat, please pass on your knowledge now.

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