Presentation on theme: "Folk Medicine By Diana, Lisa, Mariana, Marlene Folk Medicine Folk Medicine is an herb that was used in the past. Folk medicine was here before any other."— Presentation transcript:
Folk Medicine Folk Medicine is an herb that was used in the past. Folk medicine was here before any other medicine. Midwives used folk medicine when they needed to deliver babies.
Herbs Saw Palmetto is good for stomachaches and diarrhea Salvia Sage cures headaches, and colds Cayenne pepper cures headaches and cures colds. Yarrow is used to stop bleeding
Midwives Midwives were the first doctors to be alive Back then, midwives were the only healers that they had Midwives are women who cure people in the past with herbs Currenderas are Spanish healers that were used in the past
Shamans and Currerderas Shamans are Native American people that help heal other people. Currerderas are Mexicans that help heal with herbs.
Superstition In folk medicine people believed in cures that weren’t real. They thought putting salt would protect the babies from fairies They thought if you put a dirty sock on your bedpost it would help you heal. Snail jelly was used to cure coughs.
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Some people still use midwifes and shamans and curranderas. Some people still use folk medicine because it is cheap.
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