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Folk Medicine Formulas

High Blood Pressure

  • Make a tea of Black Haw, sip about a pint of the tea during the day. More info on hypertension.
  • High Blood Pressure

  • Mistletoe (2 tsp.)
  • Angelica root (2 tsp.)
  • Bring to the boiling point in 1 pint of water, allow to cool. Drink 2 or 3 cups per day. More info on hypertension.

    To Improve Appetite

  • Boil a handful of Dogwood root bark in a quart of water. Boil to 1 pint, let stand for an hour, strain, and take 1 tbsp. 3 times a day. More info on a poor appetite.

  • Loss of Appetite, Poor Complexion, Health Builder

  • Wahoo bark
  • White oak
  • Goldenseal
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Wild cherry bark
  • Boneset
  • Mix in equal parts. Boil 1/2 gallon of water and mixture, boil down to 1 quart and take 1 tbsp. with each meal and at bedtime. More info on a poor appetite.

    Spring Tonic, Improve Appetite

  • Pour boiling water over Wild Cherry Bark, Shell Hickory Bark, Prickly Ash Bark and Mullein. Let stand awhile and help yourself.

  • Improve Appetite

  • Wild cherry (1 part)
  • Red alder (1 part)
  • Cedar (1 part)
  • Pack it tightly in a pitcher and cover with hot water. Drink 4 to 5 cups during the day and 1 cupful at bedtime.

    Tonic For Appetite

  • Sassafras tea in the spring and Sulphur and Sorghum Molasses mixed into a pill in the fall. Take a pill each night. More info on a poor appetite.

  • Relief of Belching, Indigestion, Relief of Old Age

  • Gentian root (1 oz.)
  • Colombo root (1 oz.)
  • Skullcap herb (1/2 oz.)
  • Pour 2 pints of cold water over the mixture and simmer gently for 20 minutes, let stand for a little while and strain. Drink a wineglassful 1 hour before each meal and 2 hours after the meal. More info no indigestion.

    Spring Tonic

  • Senna (2 tbsp.)
  • Sarsaparilla bark (2 tbsp.)
  • Boil in 1 quart of water. Very good for the tired feeling in the springtime.

    Tonic Remedy

  • Hickory bark (6 tsp.)
  • Poplar bark (3 tsp.)
  • Sweet gum bark (8 tsp.)
  • Wahoo (8 tsp.)
  • Sassafras (2 tsp.)
  • Fringe tree (2 tsp.)
  • Mix well, use 1 heaping tsp. in a cup of boiling water, take 3 times a day, a large mouthful at a time.


  • Gentian root (1 oz.)
  • Colombo (1 oz.)
  • This mixture was placed in 5 gills of boiling water, reduced by boiling down to 4 gills, strained and given in doses of 1/2 wineglassful 3 times during the day.
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