For centuries, home remedies were a routine part of life – people knew that not only did they offer effective treatments, they were also inexpensive and easy to make. However, with the growth of pharmaceutical medicines throughout the world, many such remedies have been dismissed as simple folklore. Despite this resistance, traditional remedies have continued to demonstrate their efficacy, and recent research into the pharmacological properties of everyday foods and herbs is proving that they can be a powerful tool in promoting health and well-being.
The Top 100 Traditional Remedies sets out to demonstrate to the reader the many healing properties of everyday foods and herbs and how they can be used to benefit us. Sarah Merson presents 100 tried-and-tested remedies which offer cures for many common ailments and, indeed, can also help to prevent ill health in the first place. These remedies draw upon the wisdom of the past, often confirmed by modern discoveries, proving that it’s well worth rediscovering our roots.