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Friday, July 08, 2011
Folk Medicine Cures - Holly
In General: I did notice that there was a fair amount of thrashing with holly branches to cure chilblains, arthritis, and rheumatism. A good holly thrashing was even said to induce a long life. Teas were routinely concocted from the leaves for fevers, colds, flu, and even measles. Some of these remedies use holly berries which is not recommended - see caution below.
CAUTION: The berries of the holly tree are poisonous to children. They are purgative and often cause nausea and vomiting.
Arthritis: Beat arthritis with a holly spray.
Bright's Disease: To cure Bright's disease, put into a half-gallon of apple brandy a handful of cherry bark, persimmon bark, red holly bark, and dogwood root, and drink the solution....
... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Folk Medicine Remedies and Cures, and can be found in its entirety here: Holly - A Cure All Herb