Have you tried any traditional meds for some illness and wounds?

United States
January 21, 2009 4:24pm CST
Am sure for this era traditional medications sounds premitive and seemed to be a "thing-of-the-past as there are various medications and over-the-counter-meds available in pharmacies and drug stores nowadays. But there are people who are still using herbs and some traditional alternative in treating wounds and some kind of illness as they find it more effective. I'd like to share you some of them w/c me and my family are using in certain times ( I hope you're familiar to them as they grow more in tropical places): Extracted juice from fresh Malungay and Aloe Vera leaves are best for minor wounds and scratches. Juice from boiled Guava leaves are good for skin diseases and scabbies. Extracted juice of boiled Star apple leaves can be taken for stomach aches. Buko or young coconut juice is good for UTI and kidney problems. Mayana and Handilika leaves are good for tooth aches and broils. Green papaya can be chewed and eaten when having sore throat and tonsilitis. Both Guyabano and Avocado (pear aligator fruit) leaves are best taken for body cleanser. In my country I usually put some herbal leaves for muscle pains than taking any pain reliever. How about you? are you using any of those mentioned above for some kind of illness or treating wounds? I would gladly share my experience using them and I'd like to hear about yours as well.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
25 Jan 09
[i]Hi jam, I am from the Philippines and growing up using all of those you have mentioned! We have tried also extracting juice from the skin of banana for fresh wounds, it's painful but very effective! Mayana leaves for toothache, external application. There are also herbs we used for cough, high blood pressure! I just forgot the name! [/i]
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I use Aloe Vera for burns sometimes, but other than that I pretty much use store bought medications for things.
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• United States
22 Jan 09
Oh yes, Aloe Vera can be good for the burns too. Some women even used it as moisturizers at night to make their skin glowing. I was using those herbs I mentioned as they are very natural and no chemical elements. And one thing no side effects like most pain relievers does.