Flax seed--home cures

Flax seed--home cures

OK the talk about Flax seed and home cures got me going---just have to share one with you. I pinched my finger really badly when I was playing on the swingset and a few days later, the blister had caused my finger to swell up two-three times it's normal size. The school nurse was checking for

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    OK the talk about Flax seed and home cures got me going---just have to share
    one with you. I pinched my finger really badly when I was playing on the
    swingset and a few days later, the blister had caused my finger to swell up
    two-three times it's normal size. The school nurse was checking for streaks
    running up my arm--she was afraid of my getting blood poisoning. Anyhow, my
    dad that night heated up water to boiling mixed with the flax seed and while
    it was still very warm but no longer to the point it would burn, (looked
    like a mash) it was spread on a cloth and tied around my sore. When I got
    up in the morning it had pulled out all the pus and ooze and my finger was
    back to normal, with no more pain---I much preferred it to the salt pork
    remedy that Dad did when I stepped on a nail---that stung big time, but the
    flax seed actually felt warm and cozy--gooey! So anyhow, my dad did lots of
    things like that. I remember for our work horses, which he used to gather
    maple sap that he would buy chewing tobacco and feed to them to kill
    worms---any body know how much you would use for riding horses? I remember
    that he gave them a big chuck-probably half a box---but they were Belgians!
    I would love to find a place that has all the old remedies for this kind of
    stuff in it, and a reliability rating.

    Myrrie





    Myrrie
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    Your post reminded me of when I pinched the pad of my thumb once. I
    actually lost quite a bit of it. What I did, [when I could think
    again, because it hurt so bad], was grab a few leaves of 'snake
    leafed' plaintain. It's very common in the US and has amazing
    curative properties.
    I took about 3 leaves that were as long as my finger and rolled them
    in my good hand until very pulpy, then popped them over the injured
    thumb under a bandaid. In about a week the skin was covering the pad
    again and today you can't even tell that the pad was pinched off.
    Another experience I had with this plant was when my mother had a
    wound on her toe that would not heal. She is diabetic and has
    problems healing. I made a very strong 'tea' with snake leafed
    plantain and soaked dressings with it for her. It took longer for her
    to heal than I, but it worked, where the medicines and salves the
    doctor gave her did not.
    I don't know everything there is to know about herbs, but my
    main 'expertise' I guess you would say is the common plants that grow
    in your own backyard. Feel free to mail me and if I can help you find
    out about herbs and home remedies, Iwill.
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    If you go to the library, there used to be "Foxfire"
    books that had cures contributed by poor mountain people. You could even make
    your own Lye for soapmaking. The books were numbered for reference. It is
    worth a try. Donnap
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