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Appalachian Folk Healing (Ossman & Steel's Classic Household Guide): A Collection of Old-Time Remedies, Charms, and Spells

by Jake Richards Author and Silver RavenWolf Foreword

In this comprehensive and historic guide to the Appalachian folk healing tradition, author Jake Richards draws on the wisdom of his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents in order to offer the reader a wide variety of remedies for what ails them. Richards has compiled a collection of spells and charms for healing wounds, styes, broken bones, maladies, and illnesses of all sorts. Beyond these simpler remedies, Richards has also included historic approaches to medicine that involve gunpowder, sulfuric acid, sympathetic reasoning, and then some. For historians curious about old Appalachian folk healing, or folk healers looking to expand their repertoire, Ossman & Steel's Classic Household Guide to Appalachian Folk Healing is a must-read.