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Folk Medicine in a time of crisis

The following is a transcribed interview between me and interviewee, MH. Me: How are you protecting yourself against the coronavirus? MH: OMG, well I’ve been crushing up garlic and taking it like a shot in the morning with some hot black tea with honey in it to chase it. And all our stores are getting… Continue Reading »

Home remedy for hiccups by drinking a glass of water covered by a napkin

Main Piece: Informant: Basically, you get a full cup of water, and you put a paper towel over the top of the cup. It has to be thick, so like a paper towel or a napkin. And then you have to drink through the paper towel, ten gulps without breathing. Like, big gulps too.  Interviewer:… Continue Reading »

Quarantini Recipe

Main Piece:  Informant- “In my quarantini I like to combine orange juice, vitamin C, and tequila. So the vitamin c and orange juice give great energy and revitalize your immune system. And of course, the tequila kills germs! It’s a great way to relax and cleanse after a day in this quarantine.” Background: The informant… Continue Reading »